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The Signpost: 1 April 2016[edit]

DYK for Elizabeth Aston[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elizabeth Aston, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the success of Elizabeth Aston's first published novel, Mr. Darcy's Daughters, encouraged the publisher to release more stories adapted from the works of Jane Austen? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elizabeth Aston. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:27, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

"Women are everywhere"[edit]

Hi Ruby 2010. I'm an editor (not very active till now) of the Italian Wikipedia, where the gender gap is a real issue. I'm trying to participate to an IEG with the project "Women are everywhere". You will find the draft at this link https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Women_are_everywhere It would be great if you could have a look at it. I need any kind of suggestion or advice to improve it. Support or endorsement would be fantastic. Many thanks, --Kenzia (talk) 17:00, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 24 April 2016[edit]

DYK nomination of Victoria Hamilton[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Victoria Hamilton at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Cowlibob (talk) 10:35, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Princess Charlotte of Prussia[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Princess Charlotte of Prussia you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 16:01, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Just a "procedural" issue; did the article fail the other recent GA review? If so, should a "fail" template have been added to the article talk page, or am I missing something? Josh Milburn (talk) 17:41, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
The review was never finished. The reviewer (Sotakeit) hasn't edited since 10 March and never returned to complete the review, so I posted on the GAN talkpage for advice (see Wikipedia talk:Good article nominations#Talk:Princess Charlotte of Prussia/GA1). If I should follow some additional steps to make this clearer, let me know. Thanks! Ruby 2010/2013 17:49, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Ruby2010, those are the standard steps we take when a review has been abandoned after having been started, and we need to get it back into the pool of nominations so a new reviewer can find it: use the existing GA nominee template, up the page parameter by one and empty the "status" parameter. You did exactly what you should have done. (If the review is opened but not started, we'll delete the review page itself and leave the page parameter intact, but in this case there had been progress so we leave the prior review there so the new reviewer can refer to it if they wish.) Josh Milburn, since the initial review was never completed, a fail template is not appropriate. I'm not sure how the article history deals with reviewers who disppear... BlueMoonset (talk) 18:15, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Interesting. My worry was precisely about the article history template; it would be misleading to say that mine was the "first" review. I would be inclined to say that a review either "passes" or "does not pass [i.e., fails]", meaning that the first review would count as a "fail" whether or not the reviewer ever closed it. (I'll occasionally "close" a review of my own without feeling that I've "failed" the article- on one occasion, an edit war erupted, and so I "closed" the review despite not wanting to say that I had "failed" the article.) Josh Milburn (talk) 20:06, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Hmmm... perhaps a new review status could be created, such as "Incomplete"? That said, this is probably too rare a situation to make a whole new status (most abandoned reviews usually have a person step in or are just deleted). So on the page history template, maybe we just leave GA1 off of it? Ruby 2010/2013 16:09, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure of the benefit of that. The article history template would list the article as "not promoted", which is accurate- it wasn't! That does not imply that the article (was) "failed". Anyway, it's probably not the biggest issue... Josh Milburn (talk) 09:05, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not too concerned about it either. Maybe if it comes up more often, someone can eventually think of a solution. Ruby 2010/2013 14:51, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

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Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) and one by Montana Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by England Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while British Empire The C of E (submissions) and Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants, Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and New South Wales 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)

Your GA nomination of Princess Charlotte of Prussia[edit]

The article Princess Charlotte of Prussia you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Princess Charlotte of Prussia for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 18:41, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Invite to Wiki Loves Pride MN![edit]

Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2016
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Hello Ruby2010! You are invited to attend an Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Pride 2016/Minnesota at the Minneapolis Central LIbrary which will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016. This editing event is dedicated to improving and increasing the presence of LGBT-related articles on Wikipedia. Please bring a laptop. Refreshments will be provided.
We have also recently formed a user group for Minnesota editors. If you would like to join, please add your name to our page on meta. Thank you, RachelWex Talk c 21:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 May 2016[edit]

DYK for Victoria Hamilton[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 17 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Victoria Hamilton, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Victoria Hamilton has appeared in three Jane Austen adaptations, most recently as Maria Bertram? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Victoria Hamilton. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Victoria Hamilton), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 13:11, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

A question about Ernst II, Duke of Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha[edit]

Hi Ruby2010! I really appreciate the work you have done on Duke Ernst II. Do You know of any (published) sources, confirming him having been a "KJ" (Knight of Saint Joachim)?

Dwarfologist (talk) 20:12, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 May 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 05 June 2016[edit]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Four years ago ...
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writers and royalty
... you were recipient
no. 154 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:50, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Gerda! Ruby 2010/2013 21:02, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:28, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 June 2016[edit]

TWL HighBeam check-in[edit]

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DYK for Mr. Darcy's Daughters[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 21 June 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mr. Darcy's Daughters, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Mr. Darcy's Daughters, Elizabeth Aston's debut novel, has been classified as fan fiction by several commentators? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mr. Darcy's Daughters. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mr. Darcy's Daughters), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:01, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]

Nomination for merging of Template:Fringe episodes[edit]

Template:Fringe episodes has been nominated for merging with Template:Fringe. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Rob Sinden (talk) 09:46, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 August 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]

WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

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 – England Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal – Yakutsk SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic – Connecticut 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 – India Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and New York City 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[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
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Greetings, all!

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 3family6, Figureskatingfan, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase. We apologize for the delay in sending out this message until after the competition has started. Thank you to Krishna Chaitanya Velaga for aiding in getting this message out.

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.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:40, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

New deal for page patrollers[edit]

Hi Ruby2010,

In order to better control the quality of new pages, keep out the spam, and welcome the genuine newbies, the current system we introduced in 2011 is being updated and improved. The documentation and tutorials have also been revised and given a facelift. Most importantly a new user group New Page Reviewer has been created.

Under the new rule, you may find that you are temporarily unable to mark new pages as reviewed. However, this is nothing to worry about - most current experienced patrollers are being accorded the the new right without the need to apply, and if you have significant previous experience of patrolling new pages, we strongly encourage you to apply for the new right as soon as possible - we need all the help we can get, and we are now providing a dynamic, supportive environment for your work.

Find out more about this exiting new user right now at New Page Reviewers and be sure to read the new tutorial before applying. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Ruby2010. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Meetup[edit]

Hello. Here's an event happening soon. Might you be able to make it? Jonathunder (talk) 14:50, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

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.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

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)

The Signpost: 22 December 2016[edit]

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Ruby2010. You have new messages at WP:OUP.
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--Cameron11598 (Talk) 01:37, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Charlotte Canning, Countess Canning at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! North America1000 13:24, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

DYK for Charlotte Canning, Countess Canning[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 24 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Charlotte Canning, Countess Canning, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lady Canning, India's first vicereine, has been described as one of the country's most memorable women botanical illustrators? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Charlotte Canning, Countess Canning. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Charlotte Canning, Countess Canning), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 00:01, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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 or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

St. Cloud, April 15, 2017: Wikipedia as Social Activism[edit]

Please come and join if you can!

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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! 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 or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hey Ruby, I hope everything is going great. (It's been awhile, hasn't it?) I hate to be 'that person', but I have a request: I'm working on getting Adventure Time up to FA, and I was wondering if you might be able to pop by the FAN page and leave a comment or two? Unfortunately, the nomination process seems to have stalled a bit and I'd love to get a bit more feedback. As always, if you need anything in return, just ping me or leave a message!--Gen. Quon (Talk)

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WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! 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 or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 05:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]