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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your contributions to a wide variety of game show topics, many of which did deserve some attention. GSK 19:41, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Jeopardy![edit]

I got your notes regarding my May review of Jeopardy!. At this point you have two options. You can contest my review at WP:GAR or you can renominate the article at WP:GAN. GAR is probably the wrong way to go at this time since it would be a consideration of whether I made the correct decision based on the May version of the article that I reviewed. I encourage you to continue to improve the article and renominate it at GAN.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:05, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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File:Jeopardy! Season 30 title card.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Watson (computer)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Watson (computer) 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 LT910001 -- LT910001 (talk) 01:21, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello, this is LT910001. This article's been nominated for over a week. I think it could be improve to GA status, and would like to gauge your interest. I'd be happy to continue the review if there is some interest on your part, or otherwise I'll leave some notes on the review page and these can be resolved at a later date. Kind regards, LT910001 (talk) 05:52, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Watson (computer)[edit]

The article Watson (computer) you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:Watson (computer) 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 LT910001 -- LT910001 (talk) 04:52, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Watson (computer)[edit]

The article Watson (computer) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Watson (computer) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of LT910001 -- LT910001 (talk) 05:01, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Wheel 2000[edit]

The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows does describe most of the rules. What makes you think this is not notable? Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 21:03, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

  • I clarified some information on Wheel 2000's rules per The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows. I still think that given the length of the main article on Wheel, that merging the Wheel 2000 info is a bit much. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:00, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014[edit]

Hi, if you haven't already, you should consider signing up for WikiCup 2014. Cheers, --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 01:23, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Hope you have a bit of fun participating in the WikiCup Face-smile.svg --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 04:06, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Watson (computer)[edit]

The article Watson (computer) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Watson (computer) for things which need to be addressed. SpinningSpark 13:09, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Please indicate on the GA review when you have finished dealing with comments and outline what you have done. In particular, EllenCT's comment needs to be answered. SpinningSpark 17:34, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello SethAllen623, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:32, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

File:American Broadcasting Company logos.png listed for deletion[edit]

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TGIF (ABC)[edit]

Hey Seth - Please take a look at Talk:TGIF (ABC). I tagged the article with WP:NOR, and added a short section with references to the article itself. Instead of deleting the entire article, consider deleting the parts of the article that are not referenced, perhaps starting with the material that is least relevant to the topic. If we see material that could be important, we could look for references. Hopefully, some of the editors that have contributed to the article will add referenced material as well. I see no need to add references to material that is not clearly important or relevant - let other editors make the case(s) as they arise. What do you think? James James Cage (talk) 16:48, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

The 2014 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with, at time of writing, 138 participants. The is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2010. If you are yet to join the competition, don't worry- the judges have agreed to keep the signups open for a few more days. By a wide margin, our current leader is newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose set of 14 featured pictures, the first FPs of the competition, was worth 490 points. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

Featured articles, featured lists, featured topics and featured portals are yet to play a part in the competition. The judges have removed a number of submissions which were deemed ineligible. Typically, we aim to see work on a project, followed by a nomination, followed by promotion, this year. We apologise for any disappointment caused by our strict enforcement this year; we're aiming to keep the competition as fair as possible.

Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may be interested to take part in The Core Contest; unlike the WikiCup, The Core Contest is not about audited content, but, like the WikiCup, it is about article improvement; specifically, The Core Contest is about contribution to some of Wikipedia's most important article. Of course, any work done for The Core Contest, if it leads to a DYK, GA or FA, can earn WikiCup points.

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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

And so ends the most competitive first round we have ever seen, with 38 points required to qualify for round 2. Last year, 19 points secured a place; before that, 11 (2012) or 8 (2011) were enough. This is both a blessing and a curse. While it shows the vigourous good health of the competition, it also means that we have already lost many worthy competitors. Our top three scorers were:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer whose high-quality scans of rare banknotes represent an unusual, interesting and valuable contribution to Wikipedia. Most of Godot's points this round have come from a large set of pictures used in Treasury Note (1890–91).
  2. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions), a WikiCup veteran and a finalist last year, Adam is also a featured picture specialist, focusing on the restoration of historical images. This month's promotions have included a carefully restored set of artist William Russell Flint's work.
  3. United States WikiRedactor (submissions), another WikiCup newcomer. WikiRedactor has claimed points for good article reviews and good articles relating to pop music, many of which were awarded bonus points. Articles include Sky Ferreira, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and "Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus song).

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). 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 candidates, 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

A quick update as we are half way through round two of this year's competition. WikiCup newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (Pool E) leads, having produced a massive set of featured pictures for Silver certificate (United States), an article also brought to featured list status. Former finalist Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) (Pool G) is in second, which he owes mostly to his work with historical images, including a number of images from Urania's Mirror, an article also brought to good status. 2010 champion (Pool C) is third overall, thanks to contributions relating to naval history, including the newly featured Japanese battleship Nagato. Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who currently leads Pool A and is sixth overall, takes the title for the highest scoring individual article of the competition so far, with the top importance featured article Ian Smith.

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; 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 candidates, 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain. Pool G's Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Round 2's highest scorer, with a large number of featured picture credits. In March/April, he restored star charts from Urania's Mirror, lithographs of various warships (such as SMS Gefion) and assorted other historical media. Second overall was Pool E's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), whose featured list Silver certificate (United States) contains dozens of scans of banknotes recently promoted to featured picture status. Third was Pool G's United States ChrisGualtieri (submissions) who has produced a large number of good articles, many, including Falkner Island, on Connecticut-related topics. Other successful participants included Rhodesia Cliftonian (submissions), who saw three articles (including the top-importance Ian Smith) through featured article candidacies, and Washington, D.C. Caponer (submissions), who saw three lists (including the beautifully-illustrated list of plantations in West Virginia) through featured list candidacies. High-importance good articles promoted this round include narwhal from Canada Reid,iain james (submissions), tiger from Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and The Lion King from Minas Gerais Igordebraga (submissions). We also saw our first featured topic points of the competition, awarded to Nepal Czar (submissions) and Indiana Red Phoenix (submissions) for their work on the Sega Genesis topic. No points have been claimed so far for good topics or featured portals.

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. 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. 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. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Jeopardy! Pre-GAN comments[edit]

I posted the same thing on the Jeopardy! talk page:

  • Neither page 90 nor 160 (refs 28 and 29) mention anything about winnings limits.
  • Page 188 mentions nothing about the clip show (ref 121).
  • In the "Special Editions" section (part of the "Broadcast" section), it says, "with Michael McKean as the grand prizewinner". Isn't "prizewinner" two words?
  • "In the "First two rounds" section under the "Format" section, it says, "The contestant at the leftmost lectern from the viewer's perspective selects the first clue in the Jeopardy! round from any position on the game board." That contestant selects first because they are the champion, right? Is this worth mentioning?
  • I would double-check the external links using the tool given in the 2nd GA review section of the talk page. That has been a problem in the past.
  • There is a clarification needed tag in the "Winnings records" section.

I believe if these minor issues are fixed, the article may have a chance at passing a third GA nomination. --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 20:49, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

I see you are working hard on your list of vital articles, but it has been a while since these issues were addressed. Are you still intending to re-nominate this for GA status soon? --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 21:33, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Again, I see you are working hard on your vital articles, but I do think the article is in good shape. I would nominate it myself, but I don't want to take all the credit when I only did some of the work. Most of the work improving the article was done by you, and I also think you are more familiar with the references and sources. It has also been almost a month since I did my run-through. Are you still interested in nominating this for GA? --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 19:55, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:King World Productions logo.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 14:57, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jeopardy![edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Jeopardy! 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 MrWooHoo -- MrWooHoo (talk) 18:00, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Seth! Are you busy? If so, I'll put the nomination on hold. If you don't want to continue the nomination, then I'll quick fail it. Cheers! Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 16:24, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
If you don't mind, I'd like to jump into the discussion here with a question of my own. Regarding the nomination, it appears it has been given a pass already with the lone exception of the prose. At the bottom of the page, you have written, "See below for the Source and Prose reviews." However, those sections appear to be empty. Are you still working through the review, or were the prose and source reviews just misplaced? Either way, I don't see how the nomination can be placed on hold when there is appears to be nothing stated in the review that needs to be fixed. However, you did state that it would take up to seven days, so I'll assume you're still looking at the article; but again, Seth (and possibly, I) can't fix problems stated in the review if the review does not state any problems. Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 17:09, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Brandon, since it’s been five days—six, tops—since you gave me the opportunity to comment about the process, so I guess I’ll give it a shot. I find no further need for copy editing, no copyvios, no spelling or grammar errors. I think the prose is cleared and deserves to be passed without further review. --SethAllen623 04:08, July 5, 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

After an extremely close race, Round 3 is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years- 321 was required in 2013, while 243 points were needed in 2012. Pool C's Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) was the round's highest scorer, mostly due to a 32 featured pictures, including both scans and photographs. Also from Pool C, Scotland Casliber (submissions) finished second overall, claiming three featured articles, including the high-importance Grus (constellation). Third place was Pool B's , whose contributions included featured articles Russian battleship Poltava (1894) and Russian battleship Peresvet. Pool C saw the highest number of participants advance, with six out of eight making it to the next round.

The round saw this year's first featured portal, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) taking Portal:Literature to featured status. The round also saw the first good topic points, thanks to Florida 12george1 (submissions) and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. This means that all content types have been claimed this year. Other contributions of note this round include a featured topic on Maya Angelou's autobiographies from Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), a good article on the noted Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický from Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) and a now-featured video game screenshot, freely released due to the efforts of Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions).

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. 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. 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. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jeopardy![edit]

The article Jeopardy! you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jeopardy! for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of MrWooHoo -- MrWooHoo (talk) 01:42, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Former Vital Articles[edit]

Hi SethAllen623,

I noticed that you have added a subpage to the People section for the Vital articles/Expanded project, which I have reverted. A few points:

  1. The English Wikipedia Vital articles project operates differently from the meta list: changes, including this one, are decided by consensus first on the talk page.
  2. The former articles page on the meta list was only created a week ago; it isn't an established tradition for VA.
  3. I don't think any regular members of the project believe that it is necessary.
  4. It's extra work for the maintainer. Every time individuals are deleted, they will need to add that individual to this list.
  5. It undermines the purpose of the project in selecting a fixed number of individuals: why should former articles have special mention?

Thanks for understanding, Malerisch (talk) 21:15, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. And thank you for pointing out some facts of which I was not aware when I took that action; I apologize for my misdeeds. If you don't think my "Former VAs" list should be here, just put it up for speedy deletion. The candidates I decided to name, more or less, have little to no rightful place on the Official VAs list, if you people want to grant VA status to no more than 2,000 biographies.--SethAllen623 21:30, July 23, 2014 (UTC)

Millionaire[edit]

Hi Seth, I just wanted to apologize for removing the episode citation without double-checking the web citation first, and let you know that that was my mistake. I also see that you have removed most of the bulleted lists/tables in the article (e.g. the Super Millionaire money tree, Top Prize Winners). That is completely fine, as I agree that they are better explained in prose, but there is still one more bulleted list in the Tournament of Ten section that gives the qualifiers and their respective seeds. I wanted to ask you, do you think it's okay to remove that list completely rather than converting it to prose? In my opinion, the only two notable contestants from the tournament are Murray and, to a much lesser extent, Shamsid-Deen, both of whom are already mentioned in the prose. I'm just bringing this to your talk page first to avoid starting a possible conflict, as I have the article at GAN right now and want it to be stable once a reviewer picks it up. Thanks for all your help with the article, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 18:57, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. 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 or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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For your work on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? I think that was a clear article in which WP:BLOWITUP applied. Nice work. Bentvfan54321 (talk) 21:03, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

In one month's time, we will know our WikiCup 2014 champion. Newcomer Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) has taken a strong lead with a featured list (historical coats of arms of the U.S. states from 1876) and a raft of featured pictures. Reigning champion Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) is in second place with a number of high-importance biology articles, including new FA Isopoda and new GA least weasel. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who is in his fifth WikiCup final, is in third, with featured articles Pictor and Epacris impressa.

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. 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 or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Millionaire is at GAN...[edit]

…and the review has begun. As a major contributor, please feel free to respond to review comments and help me out if you so desire. Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 02:44, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

GA Barnstar[edit]

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If I got us to the house, you certainly got us to the street first. Thank you for your help in working on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (U.S. game show). Cheers! --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 21:53, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

GA Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for being an awesome major contributor (not to mention helping out Bentvfan54321) and making Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (U.S. game show) an almost perfect article! I applaud your experience at polishing and creating GA articles, and I hope you have more GA's in the future! Cheers! Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 21:54, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have participated this year. We warmly invite all of you to sign up for next year's competition. Discussions and polls concerning potential rules changes are also open, and all are welcome to participate. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! 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 (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:52, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

Hello everyone, and may we wish you all a happy holiday season. As you will probably already know, the 2015 WikiCup begins in the new year; there is still time to sign up. We have a few important announcements concerning the future of the WikiCup.

  • We would like to announce that Josh (J Milburn) and Ed (The ed17), who have been WikiCup judges since 2009 and 2010 respectively, are stepping down. This decision has been made for a number of reasons, but the main one is time. Both Josh and Ed have found that, over the previous year, they have been unable to devote the time necessary to the WikiCup, and it is not likely that they will be able to do this in the near future. Furthermore, new people at the helm can only help to invigorate the WikiCup and keep it dynamic. Josh and Ed will still be around, and will likely be participating in the Cup this following year as competitors, which is where both started out.
  • In a similar vein, we hope you will all join us in welcoming Jason (Sturmvogel 66) and Christine (Figureskatingfan), who are joining Brian (Miyagawa) to form the 2015 WikiCup judging team. Jason is a WikiCup veteran, having won in 2010 and finishing in fifth this year. Christine has participated in two WikiCups, reaching the semi-finals in both, and is responsible for the GA Cup, which she now co-runs.
  • The discussions/polls concerning the next competition's rules will be closed soon, and rules changes will be made clear on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring and talk pages. While it may be impossible to please everyone, the judges will make every effort to ensure that the new rules are both fair and in the best interests of the competition, which is, first and foremost, about improving Wikipedia.

If you have any questions or concerns, the judges can be reached on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, on their talk pages, or by email. We hope you will all join us in trying to make the 2015 WikiCup the most productive and enjoyable yet. You are receiving this message because you are listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk), The ed17 (talk), Miyagawa (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Figureskatingfan (talk) 18:54, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Better late than never...[edit]

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Hello SethAllen623, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
Bentvfan54321 (talk) 15:49, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

My apologies for not getting this out yesterday; it was a busy day all around for me. Thanks for all you have done on Wikipedia, specifically bringing Jeopardy! and Millionaire to GA status. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 15:49, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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Round one of the 2015 WikiCup has begun! So far we've had around 80 signups, which close on February 5. If you have not already signed up and want to do so, then you can add your name here. There have been changes to to several of the points scores for various categories, and the addition of Peer Reviews for the first time. These will work in the same manner as Good Article Reviews, and all of the changes are summarised here.

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Jeopardy! episode count[edit]

Not sure why you'd bother to correct the English on an edit that is factually wrong to begin with. Please see the bottom of Talk:Jeopardy! and read my essay. I'm hoping someone else--someone like you--will take the initiative to correct the episode count, because I'm not interested in edit warring with people who don't grasp counting. Robert K S (talk) 16:33, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

You may also wish to know that The Core Contest is running through the month of March. Head there for further details - they even have actual prizes!

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Talkback[edit]

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?[edit]

You know more about the structure of the article than I do. Our IP friend has changed it up a bit; do you mind reviewing this change? Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 00:47, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Family Feud[edit]

Hi Seth. Thanks for blowing up the disaster that was the above article. I tried to clean it up further and nominated it at GAN; however, it appears some of the comments the reviewer has left are essentially impossible for me to solve, at least in a timely matter. With that, if you are not busy, I'd appreciate it if you could try to polish up the article as soon as you can, since you seem to know more about the structure in which the article should be. Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 20:06, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Seth, I hate to pester you and appreciate it if you are busy, but I see you've made some edits since I left my message, and I need an answer. Are you willing to put some time into the article or should we just close this nomination to give us more time to fix the article? Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 21:33, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
This nomination should just be closed. I believe the time has not yet come for that article to attain higher status. A lot more work needs to be done before it can be resubmitted.--SethAllen623 22:45, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Sony Pictures Television[edit]

I'm afraid the reason why I said "I think the list can go to a new article, which would list the programs SPT has or had rights and distribution to" in the talk page of "Sony Pictures Television" is so I can appeal the other user in the discussion. I could have objected his side that time. I am very sorry. How can I stop favoring other people in these discussions? TheGGoose (talk) 17:58, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Do you understand? TheGGoose (talk) 16:53, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes. I understand - your feelings and fears. But I don't want to accept you here! The list of which you speak would be in violation of established Wikipedia policies. It would contain only cruft, trivia, original research, unnecessary detail, and would not be verifiable at all. This is an encyclopedia, not a directory. --SethAllen623 20:29, May 19, 2015
Well what do you mean you don't want to accept me? Problem was that I was appeasing the other user in that discussion in September, which overwritten my original views against a directory. I'M NOT forcing you to accept my views. TheGGoose (talk) 17:30, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Information icon Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors. Thank you. TheGGoose (talk) 16:19, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

I am not trying to assume bad faith. I have been doing this to enforce Wikipedia's policies and guidelines against directories and unverifiable and unnecessary collections of statistics. --SethAllen623 22:07, August 7, 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:43, 4 May 2015 (UTC)