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WikiCup Newsletter XXXIV[edit]

RFA spam[edit]

Thank you for participating in WP:Requests for adminship/Kww 3
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Sometimes, being turned back at the door isn't such a bad thing
Kww(talk) 18:54, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXV[edit]

Barnstar Reminder[edit]

Hi! Just a reminder that we had a deal with the barnstar. Also I changed my username. I'm RuneScape Adventure for reminder. Thanks! RSA23Sign! 00:10, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

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Your team tried the hardest. RSA23Sign! 00:13, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiCup Newsletter XXXVI[edit]

WikiCup Awards[edit]

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This WikiCup Award is presented to LAAFan for their participation in the 2009 WikiCup. Your contributions along the way have greatly improved the quality of many articles, pictures, and sounds on the English Wikipedia.

Congratulations! Hope to see you sign up for the 2010 WikiCup, here, if you haven't already! iMatthew talk at 22:46, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Motto of the Day contributions[edit]

This is a general message to get people to contribute as we are running out again so if you could please do. Please also see Wikipedia talk:Motto of the day#The Future. Note to anyone who reads this, WP:MOTD/N. Simply south (talk) 19:16, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

April 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of April. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 200. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. Hope we can see you in April.
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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 17:51, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

MOTD: Decisions (Special nominations old discussions)[edit]

Please read this when you get a moment. I have tried to put that section and part of its procedure into some semblance of order, hope it's OK for you too. Many thanks! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:15, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Support MOTD[edit]

Hello, Motto of the Day is currently running out of mottos and therefore we would appreciate your support in this project. Please suggest new mottos or support for others at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review. If you have any ideas for mottos on a special date or anniversary, or you are interested in what other ones of thdse there are please see Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Specials. Thank you for your time. Simply south (talk) 22:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:08, 15 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi! It's belugaboy, author of the motto you've recently approved Recap:

Newcomer: Where am I?
Wiseman: A place where we help out

Yep, that's me. Just wondering, what date is it scheduled for? Thanks!

Belugaboy 21:12, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

It's nice to see you editing again, LAA. :-) —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 07:57, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Hey, I was just ecstatic to see your name on my watchlist! —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 20:52, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Guy-Marie Bagnard[edit]

Hello LAAFan. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Guy-Marie Bagnard, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Bishop and writer. Thank you. ϢereSpielChequers 06:01, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

MOTD Barnstar[edit]

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This award is given to you for helping out Motto of the day. Thanks to your effort, MOTD has brilliantly and successfully passed the most difficult period of the year. In fact, there are mottoes scheduled until the end of the summer. For this reason MOTD would like to express heartfelt thanks to you for your support. We appreciate your efforts in further helping the project! – delivered by Simply south on behalf of Wikipedia:Motto of the day 23:02, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Iron Mask (band)[edit]

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For supporting and providing a good advise in difficult minute. DzimOZZ 14:46, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Sandy Ullrich[edit]

RlevseTalk 06:03, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for List of Cleveland Indians managers[edit]

RlevseTalk 12:03, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Major League Baseball[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing, Major League Baseball has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments here . If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Regards Hekerui (talk) 09:54, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Atlanta Braves managers/archive1[edit]

Hi, are you following the above FLC? Dabomb87 (talk) 15:08, 13 August 2010 (UTC)


A suggested read. --Reinoutr (talk) 07:03, 16 August 2010 (UTC)


Haha. I just can't see myself let an FLC be withdrawn just because the nominator didn't have time to reply to all those comments. Thanks for the barnstar though! Hoping to nominate the List of Major League Baseball managers topic for FTC soon! --K. Annoyomous (talk) 04:36, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Napoleonic Triple Crown[edit]

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown upon LAAFan for hitting some home runs with some baseball articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Well done! Casliber (talk · contribs) 20:49, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Christmas series[edit]

Sent to: Decision makers/archivists and WikiCopter.

Please, do NOT approve mottoes for the period from 25 December (2010) to 5 January 2011. I think we have enough time to discuss the Christmas series. Thanks & Best! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:43, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Major League Baseball blackout policy[edit]

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I have nominated Major League Baseball blackout policy, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Major League Baseball blackout policy. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. NDState 05:26, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Bill Veeck[edit]

That sucks, hopefully that's taken care of soon. Here's what I plan to do with the article and the GA review. First, I'm going to mark it as failed, unfortunately, as the result of the users who have sent their comments in as well. They are quite valid, and convince me that this article needs some work yet. Second, I'll work on the GA concerns that Sarastro1 and others had while you're away, and help to build this article up. By the time you come back, hopefully it should be good enough that it can be re-nominated at GAN, or at least close to that mark. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 00:43, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

I'll go through the article again, adding bits of info where I can. I went and saved a few good Sporting News files that feature him that I can use to flesh out the article; then we can re-nom it. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 02:29, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
I actually don't have much time these days, so I have an idea: if you could send me an e-mail (so I have your address) I can send you the Sporting News pages I have on Veeck that could be useful for expanding. I'll just send the major ones, since passing mentions would easily number in the hundreds. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 18:45, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Happy LAAFan's Day![edit]

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User:LAAFan has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as LAAFan's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear LAAFan!

00:09, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

For a userbox you can add to your userbox page, see User:Rlevse/Today/Happy Me Day! and my own userpage for a sample of how to use it. RlevseTalk 00:09, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Suggested changes at MOTD[edit]

Hello fellow motto contributor. Discussions arer still open on Wikipedia talk:Motto of the day/Nominations#Suggested changes and still require further input especially on ideas 10-17. Please could you voice your opinion as this is going to be closed in early November. Please help out or even make any new idea suggestions. Simply south (talk) 15:24, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

This is a last call. Any opinions should be suggested by and including November 5th. See Wikipedia talk:Motto of the day/Nominations/Archive 2#Suggested Changes Simply south (talk) 21:26, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


SabrinaMagers talk sign 15:57, 18 17:08, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away[edit]

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:14, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Billy Hunter as Manager of Texas Rangers[edit]

He was fired with one game to go in the season, not during midseason.

Here's an article on Hunter's firing.,353371&dq=billy+hunter+fired+texas&hl=en

To confirm old news stories, Google news archives is a wonderful source.- William 19:07, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good Article Collaboration Center[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Good Article Collaboration Center, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Good Article Collaboration Center and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good Article Collaboration Center during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 21:47, 7 July 2011 (UTC)


This is just a reminder. If a motto has been used multiple times it should be under or added to Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Frequently used ideas. Simply south...... improving for 5 years So much for ER 10:02, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of List of Major League Baseball managers in 2010 for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of Major League Baseball managers in 2010 is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Major League Baseball managers in 2010 until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:52, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

District of Columbia Public Library[edit]

Please see my edit here. I also restored the image Williams keeps inadvertently removing. On my talk, I'm trying to clear up his concerns and nudge him towards that article's talk page. CityOfSilver 22:23, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]


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Future of MOTD[edit]

I've decided to start a project discussion on this. Please see WT:MOTD. Simply south...... having large explosions for 5 years 17:50, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi LAAFan, hope you are fine. You may have noticed over the past few days (5–7 March) that MOTD has displayed "This space for rent". Any help would be geatly appreciated! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:23, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Hello both of you, sorry I was not able to get to you in a timely manner. It appears MOTD is fine for now, but I will make an effort to help keep it up and running. Cheers. --LAAFan 22:09, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow[edit]

Hello LAAFan. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 does not apply to movies or TV shows. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 01:09, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Re warning[edit]

I used an edit summary! Most of the stuff I removed was unsourced, horribly formatted stuff. This was recently added material, and I have the right to remove it per WP:BURDEN. I was just about to restore the only part of the information that was sourced before you came and reverted me. (talk) 21:14, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles (Participant Clean-Up)[edit]

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Good Article Nominations Request For Comment[edit]

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

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Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:
  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with, the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
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Image discussion at article 17 Mile Drive[edit]

A discussion is underway about images on an article you have contributed to. Please help find a consensus for the article stub at: Talk:17-Mile Drive#17 Mile Drive info box and section images replacement.--Amadscientist (talk) 05:57, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:10, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

List of St. Louis Cardinals managers[edit]

Good day, LAAFan. It has come to my attention that you have significantly contributed to List of St. Louis Cardinals managers and also previously nominated it as a FLC. I have reworked it and would like to co-nominate it with you as a featured list but would first like your review, if you please. I hope you will find the changes satisfactory.

I also have currently nominated Yadier Molina (Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Yadier Molina/archive1) as a featured article. It also happens to be the first article I have nominated. Would you mind viewing it and leaving your input? Buenos días! Elcid.ruderico (talk) 06:34, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

PS. If you have not seen the article with the recent revisions yet, I hope you will not be alarmed by one significant modification I made. You had separated the table at the 1900 season, and the reason you gave in your prior nomination for the break was that MLB did not officially recognize postseason play prior to 1900. I combined the two tables, but if you will notice at the bottom of the table, St. Louis' American Association records and play is subtallied by itself. I also added a footnote explaining MLB does not officially recognize postseason play prior to 1903 and wikilinked accordingly. Of course, total franchise history from 1882 to the present is tallied as "Grand totals." Let me know if you have any questions or reservations. Elcid.ruderico (talk) 19:41, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive[edit]

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March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:

  • This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
  • Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
  • The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
  • An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.

Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.

I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!


--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive[edit]

The March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on April 1, 2014! Sent by Dom497 on behalf of MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Motto of the Day Help Request April 2014[edit]

Motto of the Day (WP:MOTD) is in a state of emergency and really needs your help! There are not enough editors who are reviewing or nominating mottos at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review, and this probably means that you will notice a red link or “This space for rent” as our mottos for the next weeks and months.

Please take a moment to review the nominations and nominate your own new mottos at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review and Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/'Specials. Any help would be appreciated! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:51, 24 November 2015 (UTC)