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The Signpost: 16 April 2012

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Featured Actress - Play

Hi, I just wanted to give you a few thoughts about the page for the Tony Award - Featured Actress in a Play. I think there is too much room given to the winners, and the nominees font size is so small you can barely see it, the version I edited it too allowed all the character names to be shown which is something I know people want to see. I'm not sure why you have so many references since with something like awards, you don't need to 'verify' or 'prove' who was nominated or won since it's so well known and concrete (especially by those looking at it, most likely people involved in theatre, like myself). Also, the pictures are not necessary and take up too much space. Thanks Rharrington112 (talk) 08:51, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Featured Actress - Play

Hello Again, I am awaiting your response to my suggestions about this article that I feel is not presented the best way it should be. I noticed that you were online today and did not respond to the above message. If I don't hear from you I will assume you do not care about me changing the page and will revert it back to the way I formatted it. The main issue I have is that the nominees character names are not shown and the font size is too small, and there is no tally of nominees and winners. If you refer to Academy Award for Best Actress (which gets over 2,000 hits a day) this page also uses the same format I am proposing be used here. This format is what is agreed upon as the best way to present acting nominations as you can also see here Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Also, please notice that no references are needed for these pages besides a link to the organizations page. Thanks Rharrington112 (talk) 05:54, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

No, do not revert to the format "you prefer". It doesn't have community consensus, unlike the current version, which was supported during the FLC process. Why would you remove a lead? Why would you remove images? It makes no sense. Please note, this is Wikipedia and there is no deadline so please stop rushing around. We can do this in slow time. The Rambling Man (talk) 10:26, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

WikiCup 2012 April newsletter

Round 2 of this year's WikiCup is over, and so we are down to our final 32, in what could be called our quarter-finals. The two highest scorers from each pool, as well as the next 16 highest scorers overall, have entered round 3, while 30 participants have been eliminated. Pool B's Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) remains our top scorer with over 700 points; he continues to gain high numbers of points for his good articles on The X-Files, but also Millennium and other subjects. He has also gained points for a good topic, a featured list, multiple good article reviews and several did you knows. Pool E's Scotland Casliber (submissions) was second, thanks primarily to his biology articles, with Pool H's New York City Muboshgu (submissions) coming in third, with an impressive 46 did you knows, mostly on the subject of baseball. Casliber and Cwmhiraeth both scored over 600 points. Pools E and H proved our most successful, with each seeing 5 members qualify for round 3, while Pools C and D were the least, with each seeing only 3 reach round 3. However, it was Pool G which saw the lowest scoring, with a little under 400 points combined; Pool H, the highest scoring group, saw over triple that score.

65 points was the lowest qualifying score for round 3; significantly higher than the 11 required to enter round 2, and also higher than the 41 required to reach round 3 last year. However, in 2010, 100 points were needed to secure a place in round 3. 16 will progress to round 4. In round 3, 150 points was the 16th highest score, though, statistically, people tend to up their game a little in later rounds. Last year, 76 points secured a place, while in 2010, a massive 250 points were needed. Guessing how many points will be required is not easy. We still have not seen any featured portals or topics this year, but, on the subject of less common content types, a small correction needs to be made to the previous newsletter: File:Wacht am Rhein map (Opaque).svg, our first featured picture, was the work of both Vanuatu Matthewedwards (submissions) and United Kingdom Grandiose (submissions), the latter of whom has also gone on to score with File:Map of the Battle of Guam, 1944.svg. Bonus points also continue to roll in; this round, England Ealdgyth (submissions) earned triple points for her good articles on William the Conqueror and the Middle Ages, Casliber and Cwmhiraeth both earned triple points for their work on Western Jackdaw, now a good article, Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) earned triple points for her work on lettuce and work by Bavaria Stone (submissions) to ready antimony for good article status earned him triple points. United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) managed to expand Vitus Bering far enough for a did you know, which was also worth triple points. All of these highly important topics featured on 50 or more Wikipedias at the start of the year.

An article on the WikiCup in the Wikimedia Blog, "Improving Wikipedia with friendly competition", was posted at the end of April. This may be of interest to those who are signed up to this newsletter, as well as serving as another way to draw attention to our project. Also, we would again like to thank United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) and Bavaria Stone (submissions), for continued help behind the scenes. As ever, 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. 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 (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:02, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 April 2012

My Bloody Valentine discography at WP:FLC

Hey Albacore, hope you're well. There's been some activity with regard to your comments at the above FLC. If you could head back there sometime, that'd be dandy. Much appreciated, The Rambling Man (talk) 17:26, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Responded. Albacore (talk) 22:44, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

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File:PhptQOLkqPM.jpg was renamed due to your request

Hello, I saw your request to rename this file to a different name. I review the file and have accepted your request. I have renamed your file to File:2012 Kentucky Derby.jpg. If you have any concerns, just reply here. Regards, WheresTristan 23:32, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. Albacore (talk) 22:14, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Charles Manning Child

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The Signpost: 21 May 2012

Main Page appearance

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of the article Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play know that it will be appearing as the main page featured list on June 11, 2012. You can view the TFL blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured list/June 11, 2012. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured list directors The Rambling Man (talk · contribs), Dabomb87 (talk · contribs) or Giants2008 (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured list. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. 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! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 06:33, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 May newsletter

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We're halfway through round 3 (or the quarter finals, if you prefer) and things are running smoothly. We're seeing very high scoring; as of the time of writing, the top 16 all have over 90 points. This has already proved to be more competative than this time last year- in 2011, 76 points secured a place, while in 2010, a massive 250 was the lowest qualifying score. People have also upped their game slightly from last round, which is to be expected as we approach the end of the competition. Leading Pool A is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), whose points have mostly come from a large number of did you knows on marine biology. Pool B's leader, Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), is for the first time not our highest scorer at the time of newsletter publication, but his good articles on The X-Files and Millenium keep him in second place overall. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) leads Pool C, our quietest pool, with content in a variety of areas on a variety of topics. Pool D is led by Scotland Casliber (submissions), our current overall leader. Nearly half of Casliber's points come from his triple-scored Western Jackdaw, which is now a featured article.

This round has seen an unusually high number of featured lists, with nearly one in five remaining participants claiming one, and one user, New York City Muboshgu (submissions), claiming two. Miyagawa's featured list, 1936 Summer Olympics medal table, was even awarded double points. By comparison, good article reviews seem to be playing a smaller part, and featured topics portals remain two content-types still unutilised in this competition. Other than that, there isn't much to say! Things are coming along smoothly. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 23:21, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 June newsletter

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Apologies for the lateness of this letter; our usual bot wasn't working. We are now entering round 4, our semi-finals, and have our final 16. A score of 243 was required to reach this round; significantly more than 2011's 76 points, and only a little behind 2010's 250 points. By comparison, last year, 150 points in round 4 secured a place in the final; in 2010, 430 were needed. Commiserations to Pool A's Minas Gerais igordebraga (submissions), who scored 242 points, missing out on a place in the round by a whisker. However, congratulations to Pool B's Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions), whose television articles have brought him another round victory. Pool A's Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second overall, with an impressive list of biological did you knows, good articles and featured articles. Third overall was Pool D's New York City Muboshgu (submissions), with a long list of contibutions, mostly relating to baseball. Of course, with the points resetting every round, the playing field has been levelled. The most successful Pool was Pool D, which saw seven into the final round. Pool B saw four, C saw three and Pool A saw only the two round leaders.

A quick note about other competitions taking place on Wikipedia which may be of interest. There are 13 days remaining in the June-July GAN backlog elimination drive, but it is not too late to take part. August will also see the return of The Core Contest- a one month long competition first run in 2007. While the WikiCup awards points for audited content on any subject, The Core Contest about is raw article improvement, focussing heavily on the most important articles on Wikipedia. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:42, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

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New page for petrolling

If you don't mind can you petrol my new article Thangamani Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Ramesh Ramaiah talk 17:43, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Albacore. Ramesh Ramaiah talk 17:47, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, looks good. Thank you for the contribution. Albacore (talk) 17:50, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Ersin Failzade

Why you delete it?

Dilek2 (talk) 22:23, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 July 2012

Laconia Consulting Group reconsideration assistance

[user:Info1012] I have entered the information as notable information and I also did this article in comparison to others related. One of which was MVM inc. I can try to make work on it a little more, would like reconsideration on deletion. It is very comparable to other articles listed...Any advice on making it better is very welcomed...Thx] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Info1012 (talkcontribs) 20:14, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 July 2012

FLC for List of National Natural Landmarks in Michigan

Hi Albacore - Would you mind revisiting your comments at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of National Natural Landmarks in Michigan/archive1 to see if you have additional concerns? The FLC has been ongoing for quite a while, so I'd like to push it along a bit, if I may. Thanks, Dana boomer (talk) 15:38, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2012 July newsletter

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We're approaching the beginning of 2012's final round. Pool A sees Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) as the leader, with 300 points being awarded for the featured article Bivalvia, and Pool B sees Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) in the lead, with 10 good articles, and over 35 articles eligible for good topic points. Pool A sees New York City Muboshgu (submissions) in second place with a number of articles relating to baseball, while Pool B's Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) follows Grapple X, with a variety of contributions including the high-scoring, high-importance featured article on the 2010 film Pride & Prejudice. Ruby2010, like Grapple X, also claimed a number of good topic points; despite this, not a single point has been claimed for featured topics in the contest so far. The same is true for featured portals.

Currently, the eighth-place competitor (and so the lowest scorer who would reach the final round right now) has scored 332, more than double the 150 needed to reach the final round last year. In 2010, however, 430 was the lowest qualifying score. In this competition, we have generally seen scores closer to those in 2010 than those in 2011. Let's see what kind of benchmark we can set for future competitions! As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 22:16, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/30–30 club/archive1

I've finished addressing all the points you made on the 30–30 club FLC. Thanks for your feedback! —Bloom6132 (talk) 18:08, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting all my silly mistakes. They should all be fixed now. —Bloom6132 (talk) 17:17, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for capping the resolved comments. Just one last thing. Is it possible for you to take a definitive position/stance on the FLC, so as to get the ball rolling? Thanks! —Bloom6132 (talk) 10:23, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Timberwolves

Hey-

I have no problem at all with your having split up the Timberwolves list; my question is just is the use of statistics in the article like that necessarily the best method of providing further information rather than the college/nationality/jersey number system that was in place before? Keeping the statistics updated adds a whole degree of difficulty. Sorry if this has become a policy at WP:NBA or something where I just don't pay attention (which is entirely possibly the case). matt91486 (talk) 05:56, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Fair enough - I just was caught off guard. Not that I certainly want to claim ownerships of the list or anything, I've just been maintaining them for a while, so it would have been nice to get a bit of a heads up that you were reworking them so we could sort out the best way to present information going forward. My system in the past had been simply putting players on the list once they've appeared in one game as then they've "become" Timberwolves. If I remember right, I just took the categories that were there already from some of the other team lists (I think the Bobcats one?) when it transitioned to being a table based list. I genuinely have no idea if there is some standardization that should be followed, so perhaps we should check on that before we figure out how much information can be in the table without it looking too cluttered. I would personally perhaps remove the Rebounds stat (just because it is just positionally emphasized and sort of arbitrary as the secondary stat to use, when assists could logically make as much sense) and replace it with the college and nationality but that's just my thoughts. matt91486 (talk) 19:46, 5 August 2012 (UTC)
Gotcha. I'm not sure I really buy that rebounds have anything to do with a players' defensive value (an excellent defensive guard is oftentimes not in rebounding position, where as a defensive vortex who plays in the post still often gets rebounds). But I definitely understand your point. I'll pop over to the discussion you opened up and let's see if we can get some standard going for everyone across the site. Thanks! matt91486 (talk) 18:16, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

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DYK for Minnesota Timberwolves all-time roster

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The Signpost: 27 August 2012

WikiCup 2012 August newsletter

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The final is upon us! We are down to our final 8. A massive 573 was our lowest qualifying score; this is higher than the 150 points needed last year and the 430 needed in 2010. Even in 2009, when points were acquired for mainspace edit count in addition to audited content, 417 points secured a place. That leaves this year's WikiCup, by one measure at least, our most competitive ever. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Conradh na Gaeilge Grapple X (submissions) once again finishes the round in first place, leading Pool B. Grapple X writes articles about television, and especially The X-Files and Millenium, with good articles making up the bulk of the score.
  2. Wisconsin Miyagawa (submissions) led Pool A this round. Fourth-place finalist last year, Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, and has reached the final primarily off the back of his massive number of did you knows.
  3. Minnesota Ruby2010 (submissions) was second in Pool B. Ruby2010 writes primarily on television and film, and scores primarily from good articles.
  4. Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished third in Pool B. Casliber is something of a WikiCup veteran, having finished sixth in 2011 and fourth in 2010. Casliber writes on the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. Over half of Casliber's points this round were bonus points from the high-importance articles he has worked on.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) came second in Pool A. Also writing on biology, especially marine biology, Cwmhiraeth received 390 points for one featured article (Bivalvia) and one good article (pelican), topping up with a large number of did you knows.
  6. New York City Muboshgu (submissions) was third in Pool A. Muboshgu writes primarily on baseball, and this round saw Muboshgu's first featured article, Derek Jeter, promoted on its fourth attempt at FAC.
  7. Michigan Dana Boomer (submissions) was fourth in Pool A. She writes on a variety of topics, including horses, but this round also saw the high-importance lettuce reach featured article status.
  8. Canada Sasata (submissions) is another WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist in 2009 and 2010. He writes mostly on mycology.

However, we must also say goodbye to the eight who did not make the final, having fallen at the last hurdle: Russia GreatOrangePumpkin (submissions), England Ealdgyth (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), North Carolina Toa Nidhiki05 (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), Cherokee Nation The Bushranger (submissions) and Republic of Macedonia 1111tomica (submissions). We hope to see you all next year.

On the subject of next year, a discussion has been opened here. Come and have your say about the competition, and how you'd like it to run in the future. This brainstorming will go on for some time before more focused discussions/polls are opened. As ever, if you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 00:06, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

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Minnesota Timberwolves all-time roster at WP:FLC

Hi Albacore. You have comments to be addressed at the above. Many thanks. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:35, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

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