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WikiCup 2010 October newsletter[edit]


The 2010 WikiCup is over! It has been a long journey, but what has been achieved is impressive: combined, participants have produced over seventy featured articles, over five hundred good articles, over fifty featured lists, over one thousand one hundred "did you know" entries, in addition to various other pieces of recognised content. A full list (which has yet to be updated to reflect the scores in the final round) can be found here. Perhaps more importantly, we have our winner! The 2010 WikiCup champion is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), with an unbelievable 4220 points in the final round. Second place goes to New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), with 2260, and third to New South Wales Casliber (submissions), with 560. Congratulations to our other four finalists – War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg White Shadows (submissions), Bennington Flag.svg William S. Saturn (submissions), Connecticut Staxringold (submissions) and Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions). Also, congratulations to Hungary Sasata (submissions), who withdrew from the competition with an impressive 2685 points earlier in this round.

Prizes will also be going to those who claimed the most points for different types of content in a single round. It was decided that the prizes would be awarded for those with the highest in a round, rather than overall, so that the finalists did not have an unfair advantage. Winning the featured article prize is New South Wales Casliber (submissions), for five featured articles in round 4. Winning the good article prize is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), for eighty-one good articles in round 5. Winning the featured list prize is Connecticut Staxringold (submissions), for six featured lists in round 1. Winning the picture and sound award is Flag of St. Louis, Missouri.svg Jujutacular (submissions), for four featured pictures in round 3. Winning the topic award is Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), for forty-seven articles in various good topics in round 5. Winning the "did you know" award is New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions), for over one hundred did you knows is round 5. Finally, winning the in the news award is Republic of Ireland Candlewicke (submissions), for nineteen articles in the news in round three.

The WikiCup has faced criticism in the last month – hopefully, we will take something positive from it and create a better contest for next year. Like Wikipedia itself, the Cup is a work in progress, and ideas for how it should work are more than welcome on the WikiCup talk page and on the scoring talk page. Also, people are more than welcome to sign up for next year's competition on the signup page. Well done and thank you to everyone involved – the Cup has been a pleasure to run, and we, as judges, have been proud to be a part of it. We hope that next year, however the Cup is working, and whoever is running it, it will be back, stronger and more popular than ever. Until then, goodbye and happy editing! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 03:08, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject East Asia[edit]

Hi, WP:WikiProject East Asia has been started. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:56, 1 November 2010 (UTC).

WPF1 Newsletter (October)[edit]

Welcome. – Cs-wolves(talk) 19:15, 1 November 2010 (UTC)


This was not good. I suggest you strike that bit in the middle. I know this has got heated, and some editors seem more content to mock from the sidelines than try to help, but we do seem to be making some headway with some of the ACCESS team. All the best, The Rambling Man (talk) 07:29, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Good move. As for some light relief, fancy revisiting your review of List of countries by future HDI projections of UN? The nominator has responded in depth to each of your points. I've yet to review the list, but based on the current comments, it doesn't look too promising... The Rambling Man (talk) 18:07, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Editor Appeals[edit]

Hey Matthewedwards, thanks for signing up to take a swing at the editor appeal. Let me know if I can be of assistance in any way. Happy writing! --Deniz (WMF) (talk) 17:20, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on November 28, 2010. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 28, 2010. If you think that it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article director, Raul654 (talk · contribs). If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! TbhotchTalk C. 07:57, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

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Off-topic responses to FLRC/Rihanna discography[edit]

Hi, Matthew. I don't want to further pollute the page at WP:Featured list removal candidates/Rihanna discography/archive1, but I had a couple of things to say in response to your recent edit:

  1. Thanks for the Toolserver link showing how I totally dominate the non-blocked editors on Rihanna discography. Man, that's depressing. I estimate that (until his block) at least 40% of my edits there and 70% of my time on that article were follow-ups, citation additions and completions, and just plain reversions of the user above me there. It's still my 3rd-most-frequently edited page, and it's behind two other Rihanna articles. You see, I'm not even a fan, I just got sucked in to article maintenance and crossed paths with Iluvrihanna24. Oh, I'm getting that nauseated feeling again.
  2. Just FYI, there's nothing better or more correct about "SUI" compared with "SWI" for Switzerland. There is guidance (somewhere) on WP telling us to use an abbreviation of the usual English name, so "SWI" would actually be better. Where the column heading sizes have been cranked way down, though, "SWI" and the oft-nearby "SWE" can be impossible to differentiate. Correct for Swizerland is "CHE", from Confoederatio Helvetica, the Latin compromise for a country with four national languages. Unfortunately, I expect relatively few people outside of Europe know what "CHE" is, and even the Swiss generally use just "CH".

My regards, — JohnFromPinckney (talk) 03:14, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Hello Matthew. That old FRLC is geting a little bogged down. I was wondering if, when you get time, you'd go back and cap anything you think that has no been satisfactorily resolved? All the best, The Rambling Man (talk) 15:41, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Sure, I'll do it later today Matthewedwards :  Chat  16:40, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Cheers dude. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:45, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


completely forgot about it, ill start working on it soon. Just a query though: many responses dont seem to indicate it as a seperate wikiproject. Should i still create it on its own?(Lihaas (talk) 01:34, 22 November 2010 (UTC)).


Thanks for your comments. It is nice to see you on one of my FLCs again. Any chance you could revist (even though a few are just questions in return). I know you are probably busy and not that active but I'll be off-wiki for a while in a few weeks and would like to have affairs wrapped up by then if possible (FLC link for convenience). All the best, Rambo's Revenge (talk) 17:13, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Girls Aloud discography[edit]

Hi, this featured list seems to have been extensively vandalised, notably by IP User talk: I've made a revert, but there have been so many IP edits that the whole thing may need checking through again. --JN466 01:38, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

OK, thanks for telling me. I'll take a look into it but it might be better to take it through the more formal WP:FLRC if it has been the target of ongoing vandalism. I haven't kept the article watchlisted. :/ Matthewedwards :  Chat  01:57, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Spot-checking, I think the Dutch chart positions for the singles are not in line with the source. In particular, it lists some singles as having charted which aren't listed in the source. That also seems to be the case in the European chart column. Are you sure you'd rather have it go to FLRC? --JN466 22:42, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Possibly. If the Dutch and European ones are wrong, it's likely others may be. Also, I noticed that all the music videos, DVDs and stuff have been incorrectly copy-pasta'ed to another page, Girls Aloud videography. Matthewedwards :  Chat  02:25, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
It's all a bit of a tangle. I've added it to FLRC and notified WikiProject Discographies. Cheers, --JN466 09:22, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Million-sellers list[edit]

Hi, not sure if you saw my post or not before it got archived. Could you revisit Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of million-selling singles in the United Kingdom/archive1 when you get a moment. Sorry if you had seen it and just hadn't had time to revisit yet. Best wishes, Rambo's Revenge (talk) 18:09, 30 November 2010 (UTC)