User talk:NEWSLETTERS MAILBOX/Archives/2011/October

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

WikiCup 2011 September newsletter

Trophy.png

We are on this year's home straight, with less than a month to go until the winner of the 2011 WikiCup will be decided. The fight for first place is currently being contested by Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions), all of whom have over 200 points. This round has already seen multiple featured articles (1991 Atlantic hurricane season from Hurricanehink and Northrop YF-23 from Sp33dyphil) and a double-scoring featured list (Miyagawa's 1948 Summer Olympics medal table). The scores will likely increase far further before the end of the round on October 31 as everyone ups their pace. There is not much more to say- thoughts about next year's competition are welcome on the WikiCup talk page or the scoring talk page, and signups will open once a few things have been sorted out.

If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! 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 and The ed17 12:46, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 3 October 2011


Read this Signpost in full · Single-page · Unsubscribe · EdwardsBot (talk) 05:36, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2011

Gamepad.svg

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 4, No. 3 — 3rd Quarter, 2011
Fairytale left.png Previous issue | Next issue Fairytale right.png

Project At a Glance
As of Q3 2011, the project has:


Content


To receive future editions of this newsletter, click here to sign up on the distribution list.

MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 07:38, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 October 2011


Read this Signpost in full · Single-page · Unsubscribe · EdwardsBot (talk) 02:55, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 October 2011


Read this Signpost in full · Single-page · Unsubscribe · EdwardsBot (talk) 10:44, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject NASCAR Newsletter (October 2011)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject NASCAR at 02:47, 25 October 2011 (UTC).

The Signpost: 24 October 2011

Read this Signpost in full · Single-page · Unsubscribe · EdwardsBot (talk) 11:00, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXVII, September 2011

The Bugle.png

To receive this newsletter on your talk page, join the project or sign up here. If you are a member who does not want delivery, please go to this page. EdwardsBot (talk) 02:33, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (September)

This newsletter is being delivered to you because you signed up to this list. If you wish to stop receiving it, please remove your name.

  • Apologies for the rather long delay in posting this issue; it appears that the bot just missed the request... Bad bot. Craig(talk) 23:03, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

The Right Stuff: October 2011

The Right Stuff
October 2011
INTERVIEW
An Interview with Dank

By Lionelt

6 Star.svg

The Right Stuff caught up with Dank, the recently elected Lead Coordinator of WikiProject Military History. MILHIST is considered by many to be one of the most successful projects in the English Wikipedia.

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I'm Dan, a Wikipedian since 2007, from North Carolina. I started out with an interest in history, robotics, style guidelines, and copyediting. These days, I'm the lead coordinator for the Military History Project and a reviewer of Featured Article Candidates. I've been an administrator and maintained WP:Update, a summary of policy changes, since 2008.

Q: What is your experience with WikiProjects?
A: I guess I'm most familiar with WP:MILHIST and WP:SHIPS, and I'm trying to get up to speed at WP:AVIATION. I've probably talked with members of most of the wikiprojects at one time or another.

Q: What makes a WikiProject successful?
A: A lot of occasional contributors who think of the project as fun rather than work, a fair number of people willing to write or review articles, a small core of like-minded people who are dedicated to building and maintaining the project, and access to at least a few people who are familiar with reviewing standards and with Wikipedia policies and guidelines.

Q: Do you have any tips for increasing membership?
A: Aim for a consistent, helpful and professional image. Let people know what the project is doing and what they could be doing, but don't push.





If you've got a core group interested in building a wikiproject, it helps if they do more listening than talking at first ... find out what people are trying to do, and offer them help with whatever it is. Some wikiprojects build membership by helping people get articles through the review processes.


UK Pro-life demonstrators.jpg
DISCUSSION REPORT
Abortion Case Plods Along

By Lionelt

The arbitration request submitted by Steven Zhang moved into its second month. The case, which evaluates user conduct, arose from contentious discussions regarding the naming of the Pro-life and Pro-choice articles, and a related issue pertaining to the inclusion of "death" in the lede of Abortion. A number of members are involved. On the Evidence page ArtifexMahem posted a table indicating that DMSBel made the most edits to the Abortion article. DMSBel has announced their semi-retirement. Fact finding regarding individual editor behavior has begun in earnest on theWorkshop page.

Last month it was decided that due to the success of the new Dispute Resolution Noticeboard the Content Noticeboard would be shut down. Wikiquette Assistance will remain active. The DRN is primarily intended to resolve content disputes.


PROJECT NEWS
Article Incubator Launched

By Lionelt

Was your article deleted in spite of your best efforts to save it? You should consider having a copy restored to the Incubator where project members can help improve it. Upon meeting content criteria, articles are graduated to mainspace. The Incubator is also ideal for collaborating on new article drafts. Star Parker is the first addition to the incubator. The article was deleted per WP:POLITICIAN.

Wiki-commons.png

WikiProject Conservatism is expanding. We now have a satellite on Commons. Any help in categorizing images or in getting the fledgling project off the ground is appreciated.

We have a few new members who joined the project in September. Please give a hearty welcome to Conservative Philosopher, Screwball23 and Regushee by showing them some Wikilove. Screwball23 has been on WikiPedia for five years and has made major improvements to Linda McMahon. Regushee is not one for idle chit chat: an amazing 93% of their edits are in article space.