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The Signpost: 28 February 2011[edit]

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Lists of pennant winners[edit]

What's to be done with this? — KV5Talk • 23:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Just so you know, he's talking on his talk page without talkbacking, in case you didn't get that memo. Claimed I threatened him too. Such a joke... — KV5Talk • 01:10, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Links[edit]

You know we already had a discussion and a consensus. Seems a bit gamey to bring this up again so soon, just because you didn't get the result you were looking for the first time.--Jojhutton (talk) 00:48, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

MLB Infobox[edit]

In the Sisler GA review, it reminded me just how awkward it can be putting height and weight into the prose. It is worth the effort to attempt consensus on ammending the MLB Infobox to include height and weight? Basketball, soccor, and hockey include this, and it could solve this issue. Might be a b*&%^ to implement though.Neonblak talk - 07:31, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 7 March 2011[edit]

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2009 World Series[edit]

Yep looks good, it should pass now. BUC (talk) 17:57, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey man, there are a couple of baseball articles that I've been thinking about trying to improve to at least GA status: 2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (the one that ended in a tie) and 2001 World Series (considered one of the greatest world series ever). Let me know if you are interested in helping at all. BUC (talk) 22:38, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

I'd be in for a push on either of those. I notice the problems are broadly similar (Where did folks get this information strikes me as problem #1). Courcelles 23:21, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for List of Oakland Athletics first-round draft picks[edit]

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The Signpost: 14 March 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LX, February 2011[edit]

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Quick question[edit]

Just to double check, what was the consensus on draft pick lists for adding the championship templates for players not on the playoff roster? As much as I'd like to add Frank Thomas with the '05 mark, he wasn't on the postseason roster and I think we decided against that. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 05:29, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Two things[edit]

Firstly, a courtesy note that I replied to your support at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (E–F)/archive1. I doubt anything further needs to be said, but I figured that you wouldn't be watching that page, so it would be polite to at least let you know. Secondly, I've just remembered that I said I'd look over a specific article for you when I had time, but I can't remember what that was. Any ideas? Regards, —WFC— 19:17, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

That'll be a tough one! I'll get onto it. —WFC— 21:40, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. It's why I'm here really. Sure, I enjoy getting lists and articles on subjects that interest me promoted, but that's very much a distraction. I think the main point of Wikipedia is to collate information that is out there but is either difficult to find, or hasn't been published in one place. —WFC— 18:11, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 March 2011[edit]

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Many thanks[edit]

... for picking up the Ike Davis GA. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 23:06, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

And tx, btw, for doing such a thorough job on the review. It made it into a better article. Lastly -- I just noticed that you had AfD'd the article, back in the early days. Kudos for not holding a grudge against the guy, that you picked up his GA review! Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 21:45, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 March 2011[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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WikiCup 2011 March newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through round two of the WikiCup, which will end on 28 April. Of the 64 current contestants, 32 will make it through to the next round; the two highest in each pool, and the 16 next highest scorers. At the time of writing, our current overall leader is Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) with 231 points, who leads Pool H. Poland Piotrus (submissions) (Pool G) also has over 200 points, while 9 others (three of whom are in Pool D) have over 100 points. Remember that certain content (specifically, articles/portals included in at least 20 Wikipedias as of 31 December 2010 or articles which are considered "vital") is worth double points if promoted to good or featured status, or if it appears on the main page in the Did You Know column. There were some articles last round which were eligible for double points, but which were not claimed for. For more details, see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring.

A running total of claims can be seen here. However, numerous competitors are yet to score at all- please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. The number of points that will be needed to reach round three is not clear- everyone needs to get their entries in now to guarantee their places! If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 01:09, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Edgar Rentería[edit]

I have finished addressing the problems listed in the review now. Thanks for reviewing it. Sanfranciscogiants17 (talk) 17:47, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Colombia Links have now been removed. Sanfranciscogiants17 (talk) 19:25, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 April 2011[edit]

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Thank you for your participation in the March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive[edit]

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On behalf of User:Wizardman and myself, we would like to take the time and thank you for your contributions made as part of the March 2011 Good articles backlog elimination drive. Awards and barnstars will go out shortly for those who have reviewed a certain number of articles.

During the backlog drive, in the month of March 2011,

  • 522 GA nominations were undertaken.
  • 423 GA nominations passed.
  • 72 GA nominations failed.
  • 27 GA nominations were on hold.

We started the GA backlog elimination drive with 378 GA nominations remaining, with 291 that were not reviewed at all. By 2:00, April 1, 2011, the backlog was at 171 GA nominations, with 100 that were left unreviewed.

At the start of the drive, the oldest unreviewed GA nomination was 101 days (Andrei Kirilenko (politician), at 20 November 2010, reviewed and passed 1 March 2011); at the end of the drive the oldest unreviewed GA nomination was 39 days (Gery Chico, at 24 February 2011, still yet to be reviewed as of this posting).

While we did not achieve the objective of getting the backlog of outstanding GA nominations down to below 50, we reduced the GA backlog by over half. The GA reviews also seemed to be of a higher quality and have consistently led, to say the least, to marginal improvements to those articles (although there were significant improvements to many, even on the some of the nominations that were failed).

If you would like to comment on the drive itself and maybe even make suggestions on how to improve the next one, please make a comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles/GAN backlog elimination drives/March 2011#Feedback. Another GA backlog elimination drive is being planned for later this year, tentatively for September or October 2011. Also, if you have any comments or remarks on how to improve the Good article process in general, Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles can always use some feedback at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles.

Again, on behalf of User:Wizardman and myself, thank you for making the March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive a success.

MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 21:52, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 April 2011[edit]

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March 2010 GAN backlog elimination drive award[edit]

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For reviewing 5 or more Good article nominations during this past March 2011 GA backlog elimination drive, I hereby award you The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar. Good job! –MuZemike 17:25, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Guidance[edit]

Hey Stax. Help.

I've been working on User:Killervogel5/Andy Hansen for a long time (as I'm sure you can see by the reflist). In the meantime, someone has created Andy Hansen. I don't want to lose the page history of either the actual or the userspace articles. Is there a way to go about doing that? The userspace article isn't ready to go live yet. I just want to know what I'm doing. Do I have the ability to merge page histories somehow? I'm still not 100% on all the admin tools, if that's even an admin tool...

Help as always appreciated. — KV5Talk • 00:56, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

This is fairly simple, but it is easy to screw up. Delete the mainspace article. Move your sandbox to that title. Delete the article again. Restore the entire history, but leave the diff of the move in the trash. You're done. Courcelles 01:25, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
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The article's done. I'm excited. Does it have GA potential, do you think? — KV5Talk • 17:02, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

WS champs[edit]

What to do about this? — KV5Talk • 19:33, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 April 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 25 April 2011[edit]

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WikiCup 2011 April newsletter[edit]

Round 2 of the 2011 WikiCup is over, and the new round will begin on 1 May. Note that any points scored in the interim (that is, for content promoted or reviews completed on 29-30 April) can be claimed in the next round, but please do not start updating your submissions' pages until the next round has begun. Fewer than a quarter of our original contestants remain; 32 enter round 3, and, in two months' time, only 16 will progress to our penultimate round. Scotland Casliber (submissions), who led Pool F, was our round champion, with 411 points, while 7 contestants scored between 200 and 300 points. At the other end of the scale, a score of 41 was high enough to reach round 3; more than five times the score required to reach round 2, and competition will no doubt become tighter now we're approaching the later rounds. Those progressing to round 3 were spread fairly evenly across the pools; 4 progressed from each of pools A, B, E and H, while 3 progressed from both pools C and F. Pools D and G were the most successful; each had 5 contestants advancing.

This round saw our first good topic points this year; congratulations to Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Assyria Nergaal (submissions) who also led pool H and pool B respectively. However, there remain content types for which no points have yet been scored; featured sounds, featured portals and featured topics. In addition to prizes for leaderboard positions, the WikiCup awards other prizes; for instance, last year, a prize was awarded to Democratic Republic of the Congo Candlewicke (submissions) (who has been eliminated) for his work on In The News. For this reason, working on more unusual content could be even more rewarding than usual!

Sorry this newsletter is going out a little earlier than expected- there is a busy weekend coming up! A running total of claims can be seen here. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 19:30, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXI, March 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 2 May 2011[edit]

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FYI[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Major League Baseball Draft first-round picks/archive1 Courcelles 21:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 May 2011[edit]

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D'oh[edit]

List_of_top_500_Major_League_Baseball_home_run_hitters was kept. Since it still exists, I think we should discuss how to change the article - see here. If we make the content change and wait, we could renominate in the offseason. – Muboshgu (talk) 01:21, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 May 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXII, April 2011[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 May 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 30 May 2011[edit]

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WikiCup 2011 May newsletter[edit]

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We're half way through round 3 of the 2011 WikiCup. There are currently 32 remaining in the competition, but only 16 will progress to our penultimate round. Scotland Casliber (submissions), of pool D, is our overall leader with nearly 200 points, while pools A, B and C are led by Texas Racepacket (submissions), Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions) and Saskatchewan Canada Hky (submissions) respectively. The score required to reach the next round is 35, though this will no doubt go up significantly as the round progresses. We have a good number of high scorers, but also a considerable number who are yet to score. Please remember to submit content soon after it is promoted, so that the judges are able to review entries. Also, an important note concerning nominations at featured article candidates: if you are nominating content for which you intend to claim WikiCup points, please make this clear in the nomination statement so that the FAC director and his delegates are aware of the fact.

A running total of claims can be seen here. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 23:37, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 6 June 2011[edit]

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1962 National League tie-breaker series[edit]

Sorry about the delay in reviewing the article, I've been a bit busy lately, here and in the real world, but my plan is to have it finished up by the end of the month. -- The Writer 2.0 Talk 11:53, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 June 2011[edit]

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June 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Please be aware of Wikipedia's policy that biographical information about living persons must not include unsupported or inaccurate statements. Whenever you add possibly controversial statements about a living person to an article or any other Wikipedia page, as you did to Anna Prosser, you must include proper sources. If you don't know how to cite a source, you may want to read Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners for guidelines. Thank you. The sources need to be valid: a message board post & youtube are not valid third party sources. Repost the info once you have found a valid source. No where in any of those source does it say the full name or occupation of Anna's boyfriend either. MissPageantNews (talk) 00:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I did not post the Welcome to Wikipedia; it was put there automatically when I sent the warning. So that was nothing personal. I will leave it alone per that rule but still don't think the sources are valid ones. But maybe someone else can find better sources. MissPageantNews (talk) 00:33, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 June 2011[edit]

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US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 June 2011[edit]

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WikiCup 2011 June newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through 2011, and entering the penultimate round of this year's WikiCup; the semi-finals are upon us! Points scored in the interim (29/30 June) may be counted towards next round, but please do not update your submissions' pages until the next round has begun. 16 contestants remain, and all have shown dedication to the project to reach this far. Our round leader was Scotland Casliber (submissions) who, among other things, successfully passed three articles through featured article candidates and claimed an impressive 29 articles at Did You Know, scoring 555 points. Casliber led pool D. Pool A was led by Ohio Wizardman (submissions), claiming points for a featured article, a featured list and seven good article reviews, while pool C was led by Norway Eisfbnore (submissions), who claimed for two good articles, ten articles at Did You Know and four good article reviews. They scored 154 and 118 respectively. Pool B was by far our most competitive pool; six of the eight competitors made it through to round 4, with all of them scoring over 100 points. The pool was led by Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), who claimed for, among other things, three featured articles and five good articles. In addition to the four pool leaders, 12 others (the four second places, and the 8 next highest overall) make up our final 16. The lowest scorer who reached round 4 scored 76 points; a significant increase on the 41 needed to reach round 3. Eight of our semi-finalists scored at least twice as much as this.

No points were awarded this round for featured pictures, good topics or In the News, and no points have been awarded in the whole competition for featured topics, featured portals or featured sounds. Instead, the highest percentage of points has come from good articles. Featured articles, despite their high point cost, are low in number, and so, overall, share a comparable number of points with Did You Know, which are high in number but low in cost. A comparatively small but still considerable number of points come from featured lists and good article reviews, rounding out this round's overall scores.

We would again like to thank United Kingdom Jarry1250 (submissions) and Bavaria Stone (submissions) for invaluable background work, as well as all of those helping to provide reviews for the articles listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Please do keep using it, and please do help by providing reviews for the articles listed there. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews generally at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup.

Two final notes: Firstly, please remember to state your participation in the WikiCup when nominating articles at FAC. Finally, some WikiCup-related statistics can be seen here and here, for those interested, though it appears that neither are completely accurate at this time. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 23:40, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Rich Peare[edit]

Why was the Rich peare bio deleted from wikipidia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.14.75.80 (talk) 19:31, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 July 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 11 July 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXIV, June 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 18 July 2011[edit]

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The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:41, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 July 2011[edit]

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Checking in[edit]

Haven't see you around much lately, bud. Hope all is well. Just wondered your aesthetic opinion on a small matter. I'm getting close to finishing the Phillies lists (eep) and I've got two different FT boxes prepped. Just wondered what you thought (I did the first one first but the second one is really growing on me). Cheers. — KV5Talk • 01:49, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

WikiCup 2011 July newsletter[edit]

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We are half way through the penultimate round of this year's WikiCup; there is less than a month to go before we have our final 8. Our pool leaders are New Zealand Adabow (submissions) (Pool A, 189 points) and Russia PresN (submissions) (Pool B, 165 points). The number of points required to reach the next round is not clear at this time; there are some users who still do not have any recorded points. Please remember to update your submissions' pages promptly. In addition, congratulations to PresN, who scored the first featured topic points in the competition for his work on Thatgamecompany related articles. Most points this round generally have, so far, come from good articles, with only one featured article (White-bellied Sea Eagle, from Scotland Casliber (submissions)) and two featured lists (Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, from PresN and Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album, from Flag of Portland, Oregon.svg Another Believer (submissions)). Points for Did You Know and good article reviews round out the scoring. No points have been awarded for In the News, good topics or featured pictures this round, and no points for featured sounds or portals have been awarded in the entire competition. On an unrelated note, preparation will be beginning soon for next year's WikiCup- watch this space!

There is little else to be said beyond the usual. Please list anything you need reviewing on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, so others following the WikiCup can help, and please do help if you can by providing reviews for the articles listed there. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews generally at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup- points are, of course, offered for reviews at GAC. Two final notes: Firstly, please remember to state your participation in the WikiCup when nominating articles at FAC. Finally, some WikiCup-related statistics can be seen here and here. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 11:44, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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The Signpost: 15 August 2011[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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List of 350cc Motorcycle World Champions[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to review the list, I've dealt with all your comments. Cheers NapHit (talk) 17:07, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 August 2011[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Grammy FLC[edit]

Hi Staxringold. Since you have reviewed Grammy lists in the past, is there a chance you might be able to review this Grammy list currently at FLC? I'd be much appreciated--the list needs reviews badly. --Another Believer (Talk) 14:42, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 August 2011[edit]

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WikiCup 2011 July newsletter[edit]

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The finals are upon us; we're down to the last few. One of the eight remaining contestants will be this year's WikiCup champion! 150 was the score needed to progress to the final; just under double the 76 required to reach round 4, and more than triple the 41 required to reach round 3. Our eight finalists are:

  • Scotland Casliber (submissions), Pool A's winner. Casliber has the highest total score in the competition, with 1528, the bulk of which is made up of 8 featured articles. He has the highest number of total featured articles (8, 1 of which was eligible for double points) and total did you knows (72) of any finalist. Casliber writes mostly on biology, including ornithology, botany and mycology.
  • Russia PresN (submissions), Pool B's winner and the highest scorer this round. PresN is the only finalist who has scored featured topic points, and he has gathered an impressive 330, but most of his points come from his 4 featured articles, one of which scored double. PresN writes mostly on video games and the Hugo Awards.
  • Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), Pool A's runner-up. Hurricanehink's points are mostly from his 30 good articles, more than any other finalist, and he is also the only finalist to score good topic points. Hurricanehink, as his name suggests, writes mostly on meteorology.
  • Ohio Wizardman (submissions), Pool B's runner-up. Wizardman has completed 86 good article reviews, more than any other finalist, but most of his points come from his 2 featured articles. Wizardman writes mostly on American sport, especially baseball.
  • Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions), the "fastest loser" (Pool A). Miyagawa has written 3 featured lists, one of which was awarded double points, more than any other finalist, but he was awarded points mostly for his 68 did you knows. Miyagawa writes on a variety of topics, including dogs, military history and sport.
  • Canada Resolute (submissions), the second "fastest loser" (Pool B). Most of Resolute's points come from his 9 good articles. He writes mostly on Canadian topics, including ice hockey.
  • Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), who was joint third "fastest loser" (Pool A). Most of Evan's points come from his 10 good articles, and he writes mostly on meteorology.
  • Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions), who was joint third "fastest loser" (Pool B). Most of Phil's points come from his 9 good articles, 4 of which (more than any other finalist) were eligible for double points. He writes mostly on aeronautics.

We say goodbye to our seven other semi-finalists, Flag of Portland, Oregon.svg Another Believer (submissions), Poland Piotrus (submissions), United Kingdom Grandiose (submissions), Bavaria Stone (submissions), Norway Eisfbnore (submissions), Saskatchewan Canada Hky (submissions) and Wisconsin MuZemike (submissions). Everyone still in the competition at this stage has done fantastically well, and contributed greatly to Wikipedia. We're on the home straight now, and we will know our winner in two months.

In other news, preparations for next year's competition have begun with a brainstorming thread. Please, feel free to drop by and share any thoughts you have about how the competition should work next year. Sign ups are not yet open, but will be opened in due course. Watch this space. Further, there has been a discussion about the rule whereby those in the WikiCup must delcare their participation when nominating articles at featured article candidates. This has resulted in a bot being created by new featured article delegate Ucucha (talk · contribs). The bot will leave a message on FAC pages if the nominator is a participant in the WikiCup.

A reminder of the rules: any points scored after August 29 may be claimed for the final round, and please remember to update submission pages promptly. If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 00:13, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

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Height and weight in baseball infobox[edit]

Hi ... I seem to have re-started a discussion that you took part in, on a different noticeboard, six months back on the possibility of adding height and weight to the baseball player infobox. Another editor helpfully pointed me to the old discussion. FYI, the current discussion is here. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 06:39, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

FAR[edit]

I have nominated Dog Day Afternoon for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 20:08, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

  • !Voting "delist" doesn't happen until the second half. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 19:24, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Interview with Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

Hi Staxringold, I hope you're well. My name is Aaron and I'm one of the Storytellers working on the 2011 fundraiser for the Wikimedia Foundation. For this year's campaign, we're interviewing as many of the very active and productive Wikipedians as we can to broaden the range of appeals we run come November. I wonder if you would want to tell me more about your experiences editing and writing here? If so, I'll ask you your personal story and I'll ask you some general questions about Wikipedia. Please let me know if you're interesting by emailing amuszalski@wikimedia.org. Thanks! Aaron (WMF) (talk) 00:54, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2011 September newsletter[edit]

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

If you are concerned that your nomination, be it at good article candidates, a featured process or anywhere else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAC, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges are reachable on their talk pages, or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn and The ed17 12:52, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

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Nomination of What Is… Cliff Clavin? for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article What Is… Cliff Clavin? is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/What Is… Cliff Clavin? (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

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copyright comment in WP:BASEBALL[edit]

Looks like you posted to wrong section? —Bagumba (talk) 23:49, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2011 October newsletter[edit]

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The 2011 WikiCup is now over, and our new champion is Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions), who joins the exclusive club of the previous winners: Dreamafter (2007), jj137 (2008), Durova (2009) and Sturmvogel_66 (2010). The final standings were as follows:

  1. Zanzibar Hurricanehink (submissions)
  2. Australia Sp33dyphil (submissions)
  3. Greece Yellow Evan (submissions)
  4. Principality of Sealand Miyagawa (submissions)
  5. Ohio Wizardman (submissions)
  6. Scotland Casliber (submissions)
  7. Canada Resolute (submissions)
  8. Russia PresN (submissions)

Prizes for first, second, third and fourth will be awarded, as will prizes for all those who reached the final eight. Every participant who scored in the competition will receive a ribbon of participation. In addition to the prizes based on placement, the following special prizes will be awarded based on high performance in particular areas of content creation. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, the prize is awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round.

No prize was awarded for featured pictures, sounds or portals, as none were claimed throughout the competition. The awards will be handed out over the next few days. Congratulations to all our participants, and especially our winners; we've all had fun, and Wikipedia has benefitted massively from our content work.

Preparation for next year's WikiCup is ongoing. Interested parties are invited to sign up and participate in our straw polls. It's been a pleasure to work with you all this year, and, whoever's taking part in and running the competition in 2012, we hope to see you all in January! J Milburn and The ed17 00:49, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

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