- 1 Idea for the GoToTop script
- 2 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 3 Happy New Year, Numbermaniac
- 4 WikiCup 2016: Game On!
- 5 WikiCup2016
- 6 WikiCup 2015 March newsletter
- 7 WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)
- 8 Wuzi of Han (Spring and Autumn)
- 9 WikiCup 2016 May newsletter
- 10 New newsletter for Notifications
- 11 Tech News: 2016-10
- 12 WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results
- 13 WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
- 14 New Page Review needs your help
- 15 Collaboration products newsletter: 2016-11
- 16 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
- 17 NPP
- 18 New Page Review - newsletter (November 2016)
- 19 BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected
- 20 New Page Review - newsletter #2
- 21 CSDA7
- 22 WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017
- 23 Collaboration products newsletter: 2016-12
- 24 AfD Notice
- 25 Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-01
- 26 New Page Review - newsletter No.2
- 27 Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-02
- 28 New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections
- 29 New Page Review - newsletter No.3
- 30 Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-03
- 31 Talkback
- 32 Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-04
- 34 Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-05
- 35 New Page Review - Newsletter No.4
- 36 Speedy deletion declined: David S. Pumpkins
Idea for the GoToTop script
Hi. I've been using User:Numbermaniac/goToTop.js for a little while, and I find it useful. But do you think it would improve it to have a "▼ Go to bottom" button when at the top? This would help me on long talk pages. Eman235/talk 19:14, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
- I didn't realise people were finding it useful! Thanks for the idea, I'll try and add it in. -- numbermaniac (talk) 04:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
- @Eman235: I kind of did it. It works, except it doesn't disappear when you're at the bottom of a page. If you want to test it, you can add importScript('User:Numbermaniac/goToBottom.js'), and it should appear at the bottom right (rather than the bottom left, since Go to top is already there). Thanks! -- numbermaniac (talk) 04:04, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
- That works very well, other than the bug. Thanks!
- Maybe you should try reversing the "if" and "else" statements—
ifthe page is scrolled to the bottom,
$topButton.css('bottom', '-30px'); else $topButton.css('bottom', '4px');. (Does that make any sense at all, or am I just crazy?) Eman235/talk 23:57, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
- The idea is that, if your current scroll position is less than the height of the document minus the height of the footer, you're most likely not at the bottom. Otherwise, you probably are. I tried reversing it as you suggested, didn't work. I've found a possible solution, I'm going to try it now. -- numbermaniac (talk) 11:02, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
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Happy New Year, Numbermaniac
WikiCup 2016: Game On!
We are about to enter the second week of the 2016 WikiCup. The most recent player to sign up brings the current total to 101 contestants. Signups close on 5 February. If you’re interested, you can join this year's WikiCup here.
We are aware that in some areas the scoring bot’s numbers are a little bit off (i.e., overly generous) and are working to have that corrected as soon as possible.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:07, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Hello- Your GA review submission for Talk:IPhone_6/GA1 has been removed from the scoreboard as it is far too short and/or hardly adds any information beyond the basic template. If you have any questions please let me know.--Godot13 (talk) 20:28, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.
Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by MPJ-DK (submissions), Hurricanehink (submissions), 12george1 (submissions), and Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.
If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:38, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:05, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
Wuzi of Han (Spring and Autumn)
- @Tahc: I only edited that article to fix a redirect, so I don't know much about the subject. You might be better off contacting the author of the article. Thanks. -- numbermaniac (talk) 04:20, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.
Round 2 saw three FAs (two by Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Hurricanehink (submissions), Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while The C of E (submissions) and MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.
If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Thanks to everyone for participating, and good luck to those moving into round 2. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) -- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
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That newsletter is now replaced by the monthly and multilingual Collaboration team newsletter, which will include information and updates concerning Notifications but also concerning Flow and Edit Review Improvements.
The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:
- First Place - Cas Liber (submissions)
- Second Place - MPJ-DK (submissions)
- Third Place - Adam Cuerden (submissions)
In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:
- Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
- Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
- Featured List – Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
- Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
- Featured Portal – SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
- Featured Topic – Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
- Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
- Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
- In The News – Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
- Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.
Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2017 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email)
WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.
The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.
Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!
If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.
Cheers from Krishna Chaitanya Velaga for aiding in getting this message out., , , , and . We apologize for the delay in sending out this message until after the competition has started. Thank you to
To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.
New Page Review needs your help
As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).
Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.
Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.
16:32, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
Thank you for patrolling new pages. I'm just letting you know that I have removed the tags you placed on SS Lawton B. Evans and passed the article for inclusion. Articles you tag will not be passed as reviewed until checked by a New Page Reviewer. Please consider reading the instructions for patrolling new pages. Thanks.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:40, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected
New Page Reviewers are asked to be especially on the look out 08:00-20:00 UTC (that's local London time - check your USA and AUS times) on Thursday 8 December for new pages. The BBC together with Wikimedia UK is holding a large 12-hour editathon. Many new articles and drafts are expected. See BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon. Follow also on #100womenwiki, and please, don't bite the newbies :) (user:Kudpung for NPR. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC))
AfC Reviewers are asked to be especially on the look out 08:00-20:00 UTC (that's local London time - check your USA and AUS times) on Thursday 8 December for new pages. The BBC together with Wikimedia UK is holding a large 12-hour editathon. Many new articles and drafts are expected. See BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon. Follow also on #100womenwiki, and please, don't bite the newbies :) (user:Kudpung for NPR. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Hi there. You recently tagged Appajicsnadagouda for speedy deletion with CSDA7 and G11 tags. The G11 was quite correct: the page was an unsourced resume. However, the page mentioned that the subject had served as a member of a state legislative assembly. This is more than a credible claim of significance: if true, it makes the subject notable, per WP:NPOL. Please keep this in mind in the future. Regards, Vanamonde (talk) 09:03, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.
For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):
- First place – $200
- Second & Third place – $50 each
- Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.
Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.
After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.
Signups are open now and will remain open until 5 February 2017. You can sign up here.
If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:02, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
10:09, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
- Thank you very much for nominating it and letting me know. -- numbermaniac (talk) 11:01, 28 December 2016 (UTC)
18:16, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
09:40, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections
Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
17:02, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
13:04, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Hope to see you there! The Transhumanist 15:09, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
15:19, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
New Page Review - Newsletter No.4
Speedy deletion declined: David S. Pumpkins
Hello Numbermaniac. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of David S. Pumpkins, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: A7 cannot be applied to fictional characters or entities. Thank you. SoWhy 09:10, 22 May 2017 (UTC)