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Would it be possible to undelete this page and move it to a sub-page of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Claus Peter Poppe, say Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Claus Peter Poppe/List? All the best: Rich Farmbrough17:09, 30 March 2015 (UTC).

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 15, 2015[edit]

Julian, I could use your help on this one ... the current character count for the lead is 705, and the usual minimum for the TFA column is 950. Which bits in the first section strike you as the most interesting ones that aren't present in the lead? - Dank (push to talk) 08:37, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind ... I've read it through again, and there's not a lot I can pull in. - Dank (push to talk) 01:55, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
ping. - Dank (push to talk) 16:56, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Nicely pictured storm, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:03, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015[edit]

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2015 GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2015 GA Cup - Round 2
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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

Wednesday saw the end of Round 1. The Rambling Man, who was eliminated during the first round in our last competition, earned an impressive 513 points, reviewed twice as many articles (26) as any other competitor. It was a tight race for second for first-time competitors BenLinus1214 and Tomandjerry211, who finished second and third with 243 and 224 points, respectively. Close behind was Wugapodes, who earned 205 points.

The change in our points system had an impact on scoring. It was easier to earn higher points, although the key to success didn't change from last time, which was choosing articles with older nomination dates. For example, most of the articles The Rambling Man reviewed were worth 18 points in the nomination date category, and he benefited from it. BenLinus1214 reviewed the longest article, A Simple Plan (at 26,536 characters, or 4,477 words), the 1994 film starring Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, and Bridget Fonda and directed by Sam Raimi, and earned all possible 5 points in that category.

After feedback from our participants, the judges slightly changed the rule about review length this time out. Shorter reviews are now allowed, as long as reviewers give nominators an opportunity to address their feedback. Shorter reviews are subject to the judges' discretion; the judges will continue their diligence as we continue the competition.

Despite having fewer contestants at the beginning of Round 1 than last time, 132 articles were reviewed, far more than the 117 articles that were reviewed in Round 1 of the inaugural GA Cup. All of us involved should be very proud of what we've accomplished thus far. The judges are certain that Round 2 will be just as successful.

16 contestants have moved onto Round 2 and have been randomly placed in 4 groups of 4, with the top 2 in each pool progressing to Round 3, as well as the top participant ("9th place") of all remaining competitors. Round 2 has already begun and will end on August 29 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here.

Good luck and remember to have fun!

Cheers from Dom497, Figureskatingfan, 3family6 and Jaguar, and MrWooHoo.

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