User talk:Jowaninpensans

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Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge[edit]

Hi there. I've started a new initiative, the Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. It's a long term goal to bring about 10,000 article improvements to the UK and Ireland. Through two contests involving just six or seven weeks of editing so far we've produced over 1500 improvements. Long term if we have more people chipping it and adding articles they've edited independently as well from all areas of the UK then reaching that target is all possible. I think it would be an amazing achievement to see 10,000 article improvements by editors chipping in. If you support this and think you might want to contribute towards this long term please sign up in the Contributors section. No obligations, just post work on anything you feel like whenever you want, though try to avoid basic stubs if possible as we're trying to reduce the overall stub count and improve general comprehension and quality. Thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 12:42, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 18[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 18, June–July 2016
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi, Samwalton9, UY Scuti, and Sadads

  • New donations - Edinburgh University Press, American Psychological Association, Nomos (a German-language database), and more!
  • Spotlight: GLAM and Wikidata
  • TWL attends and presents at International Federation of Library Associations conference, meets with Association of Research Libraries
  • OCLC wins grant to train librarians on Wikimedia contribution

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RFU Championship[edit]

Hi Jowaninpensans - good to be back at rugby (even if Lanson lost against 14 players). Was wondering if you knew the attendance for the Nottingham v London Scottish game on 4/9/16? No information on BBC, Sky, club websites or Nottingham newspapers, and Statbunker does not seem to be updated this season as no Championship information. Have emailed Nottingham Rugby but no reply yet. Hope you can help. Cheers. (Jgjsmith006) 11:13, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Can't see the attendance anywhere. Hope to watch Lancen when they play Camborne (providing I am not working). Jowaninpensans (talk) 16:35, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Spoke to someone at Nottingham Rugby and they said it they thought it was around 900. I will call again tomorrow to get the official figure. I should get up to Camborne for October 1st - I think they will probably batter us but I have never been to the Recreation Ground so it will be an interesting visit whatever the result. Good win for Pirates at Bedford - they should have a better season than last. Cheers. (Jgjsmith006) 19:59, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
924 was the official attendance. Ridiculous that it is so hard to find. Then again, the Championship doesn't really have it's own website - I think Wikipedia is the website! (Jgjsmith006) 09:11, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
 ;<)) seems like it Jowaninpensans (talk) 08:31, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

National League Salary Cap[edit]

Hi - have you heard the latest idiocy from the RFU??? They are proposing a salary cap for clubs of tier 3 and below of 150k (National 1), 100k (National 2), 50k (National 3) and 0 for anything below. It seems like an attempt to ring fence the top two flights and turn everything below into an amateur sport. Imagine if Pirates were in National 1 but unable to get into the Championship, despite a new stadium, because the RFU would not let them spend the money they need to get promoted and stay in the second tier. It is ridiculous that ambitious clubs like Coventry or Darlington Mowden Park be denied a crack at the Championship because of the nutty RFU who are happy to give themselves a pay rise and for the Premiership to get richer and richer while everyone else literally gets peanuts. I have written to RFU, Rugby Paper and my own club to make feelings clear and would recommend that all other supporters and clubs do the same to stop them destroying rugby. (Jgjsmith006) 21:25, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Scilly shipwrecks[edit]

This may be of interest. Mjroots (talk) 07:26, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Cheers for that. By coincidence have just come back from ten days on Scilly. Jowaninpensans (talk) 16:05, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi. thanks for your contributions towards the challenge. I'm running Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon from October 15 to November 27 which needs contributors. Before it starts contestants will be asked if they want articles done for it to also count towards the 10,000 challenge, and it's also a chance to win some prizes for contributing towards the whole range of countries, including Madagascar, so sign up at the destubathon if interested! Even if not interested in prizes, there will be the focus on destubbing anyway and hopefully people can still be a part of it.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:25, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Hopefully we'll do another British contest early next year!♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:34, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Africa Destubathon[edit]

Hi, thanks for your work so far! Can you do me a favour though and always add every entry you do to the main list here as well as the entries page, regardless if yet approved or not as that's the master list of all articles being done. It's just very time consuming for me to be judging the articles, trying to contribute myself and chasing up what people have done and filling it out for people each time. So if you can take care of that this would be a great help, there's some part filled out ones underneath so you just need to add country, article name and then your username. Thanks.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:33, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Will do. Jowaninpensans (talk) 20:40, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, right at the bottom. A lot of time has been going into maintaing that list haha!♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:41, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

British & Irish Cup 2016[edit]

Hi Jowaninpensans - had a quiet weekend as Launceston had the week off - managed to get over to the Super Cup game against Camborne a few weeks ago in which we were outclassed by a team that are sure to be in title running (I think they will go up and play Redruth next season). With regards to B&I Cup do you have any info on Connacht Eagles v Pirates as I cannot find attendance anywhere (nor for the Nottingham game but this is more likely to emerge later in the week)? On another note Statbunker have been having issues with RFU realizing data & the once decent Sky coverage is now very minimal for all divisions. All this missing information is really buggering up our end of season statistics! (Jgjsmith006) 18:36, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Haven't managed to look for anything at the moment I'm afraid. Bit busy with family and other things. Jowaninpensans (talk) 16:36, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Found out by emailing contacts at clubs - 791 at Nottingham and 200 at Connacht. Hope to see you back on soon - Cornish rugby needs you! (Jgjsmith006) 18:48, 21 October 2016 (UTC)