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Wikimedia Highlights from May 2015[edit]

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in April 2015.
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The Signpost: 10 June 2015[edit]


Hey, SuperHamster. I saw that you had recently uploaded the old WWE Battleground to the Wikimedia Commons and published it to the WWE Battleground page. Can I replace it with the following image, which is retrieved from:

Please reply. MasonWikia (talk) 11:14, 15 June 2015 (UTC) MasonWikia

Hey there, @MasonWikia: Looks like the logo is simple enough to fall under public domain to me. You could overwrite the file, though a better idea might be to just upload it under a new name and update the image in the article. Wouldn't hurt to have all the previous logos on the Commons. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:42, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Hi SuperHamster, I wanted to thank you for reverting Ninja Rya's most recent edit. I was getting tired of edit warring with him. Glad to see that other people agree with me. Williamsw21 (talk) 18:50, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

@Williamsw21: No problem. I'm actually not sure about the whole table shenanigan, but the spelling fix was correct, and the other editor(s) provided no reasons for their reversions. For whatever reason, that page and a few other related pages have been an absolute mess in terms of edit warring and content changes, which is a pain to watch. I'll continue to keep an eye and request admin intervention if needed. Hopefully it's not too discouraging! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:56, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

I Received A Message[edit]

Hey. I know you don't want me to add the ANW obstacles but I just got this message and it states, "(Damn Edit Wars/Bullies) Hi there Jason, Look I knew we have been on some bad terms, but there are bigger bullies out there that have picking on users like us. Like Seriously, the people who god rid of the ANW obstacles have OCD and just want to keep on getting rid of them. I suggest that people should know about sasukepedia, which is a better site for info for ANW. I'm sick of people undoing edits that deserve to be there and are correct. A Giant list of obstacles is useful to let people know what the obstacles are. I know how hard you worked on trying to protect and keep List of Obstacles on ANW. People who just keep editing the page, don't even watch the show at all. And I hope you read this to know, that I'm on your side. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:84:4100:FAFD:5DB1:D51E:9CE:4F6D (talk) 06:20, 16 June 2015 (UTC)" Can I please readd the ANW Obstacles to the page? I put a ton of work of putting that together. And if possible could I readd the obstacles in a way to be more organized? ~ JasonNolan64 (talk • contribs) 21:34, 16 June 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by JasonNolan64 (talkcontribs)

@JasonNolan64: Unfortunately, I'd recommend against doing so. While the IP seems to have the wrong idea (in no way are you being bullied), the IP is right that Susukepedia is better for this sort of thing. I get where you're coming from. One of the first edits I ever made was reverted for being to excessive in detail. I didn't get it at the time, though now I have a better understanding.
Wikipedia is a general encyclopedia that aims to provide an overview on its subjects. Nit-picky details like a list of obstacles are far too detailed and out of the scope of a general encyclopedia. That's something you'd find on a fansite, which Wikipedia is not. Sasukepedia, on the other hand, is. Think of the average reader coming to Wikipedia to learn about American Ninja Warrior; a gigantic list of obstacles would mean nothing to them.
And so yes, Sasukepedia or another fansite would probably be better suited. For example, on top of Wikipedia, I also edit several Nintendo wikis that go in-depth on all there is to know about Nintendo. Not everything that appears in those wikis would be appropriate for Wikipedia; in fact, very little would be. But that's okay, because Wikipedia serves a slightly different purpose than those wikis, and so I edit both.
The reason behind this is outlined in our guidelines and policies. For example, see WP:INDISCRIMINATE for why Wikipedia as a whole aims to avoid indiscriminate lists. WP:GAMECRUFT, while it applies to video game articles, provides an overview of why excessive gameplay details should be avoided in video game articles (and similarly, game show articles). I more than welcome you (and hope) that you continue to edit the topics you're interested in here on Wikipedia, but keep the more detailed stuff (like the list of obstacles) elsewhere. Hope this helps! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 22:46, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:WWE - Battleground logo.png[edit]


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Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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22:39:32, 18 June 2015 review of submission by JohnnyBeGood32[edit]

Hello. I resubmitted the Mingle2 wikipedia content on May 28 and was wondering what the status of it's review?

Thank you

JohnnyBeGood32 (talk) 22:39, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi @JohnnyBeGood32: The article was pending review. Unfortunately there is a rather large backlog of articles pending review, so reviews can take anywhere from a day to over a month based on when an editor decides to come around to the draft and review it (and it won't necessarily be the same user each time). That being said, I took another look at your draft and provided some notes to improve on. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 15:06, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 June 2015[edit]


regarding "Les garlands" page... that zoom info actually needs to be deleted as the Tube is no longer.... this is his working bio, all of which was written by him.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Afterplayoffice (talkcontribs) 20:59, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Afterplayoffice: In that case, there are a few other issues I'd like to point out:
  • Do you have permission to release his autobiography under Wikipedia's free licenses? (CC-BY-SA 3.0 / GFDL)
  • Even if you have permission, the text is entirely promotional and wouldn't be very useful. Wikipedia strongly discourages posting autobiographies on Wikipedia, as they are often promotional and not properly representative of the subject. If you're associated with Garland, I recommend reading our conflict of interest policy.
I'd recommend taking a look at Wikipedia:Your first article for an idea of how to start up a new article. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 21:04, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Looking for advice to move a submission forward if possible[edit]

Hi SuperHamster, I was looking for advice to have a submission approved. I have edited the submission to hopefully conform to the first review suggestions. I would like to talk to you if possible about what is possible in order to make sure this submission is accurate. Dwclement (talk) 21:26, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Dwclement: I'd be happy to help. I've made some quick formatting and wording changes, which you can view here. I'm about to hit the road, but I'll take a look at it again later tonight and provide some more in-depth advice. For now, quick question: Is the list of four key principles listed verbatim (or even paraphrased) from its source? If so, we may have a copyright problem with that. Even if not, however, I think it's best to avoid lists when possible, and instead try to incorporate that content into paragraph form. Again, I'll be back later tonight with more advice :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 21:38, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thank you for your reply. Yes the 4 points are verbatim, Jing has submitted that part of the definition through me. These are her words and part of her request when I submitted this entry. Is there a private chat mechanism for copyright discussion? Dwclement (talk) 21:48, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dwclement: We'll definitely have to sort that out, then. I've removed the content for now. If you'd like to talk through email, I'm available through Special:EmailUser/SuperHamster (if you have your email preferences set). I'd also be happy to chat through Skype or Google Hangouts. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 00:25, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for replying, are you SuperHamster in Canada, there are a few, but just want to make sure, and I can skype with you. Dwclement (talk) 00:57, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

@Dwclement: Do a search for 'payravi' and I should come up. Looking forward, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:02, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Co-op Pilot Results & Mentoring[edit]

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Hey there! The Co-op has been on a hiatus for a bit, but we are planning on opening up shop again soon. When you're able, please read over and respond to this update on our talk page. We have favorable results from our final report regarding the pilot, and we are interested in seeing who is available to mentor when we reopen our space and begin to send out invites again. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:16, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

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Hello SuperHamster, truth be told I never really read Wikipedia:Your first article (my bad). I shall do so in a free minute :). But it's probably still better to point directly to the COI guidelines, so possible COI editors don't waste their time (and ressources at AfD later). GermanJoe (talk) 15:21, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

@GermanJoe: Very true - I sometimes do, but slacked off today :) Will keep in mind for the future, thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 15:22, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 June 2015[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship. Legobot (talk) 00:03, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much...[edit]

...for your support over at my RfA, and also for your kind words in my defense against some of the votes in opposition. I shall strive to be worthy of your trust in all my dealings. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 08:41, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

@Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Sure thing! Thanks for running, and good luck. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 17:43, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I shall slowly begin learning some of their functions in the next couple of weeks; it should be fun, to say the least :-). --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:43, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

18:01:20, 29 June 2015 review of submission by[edit] (talk) 18:01, 29 June 2015 (UTC) Which article are you talking about? That article about Elizabeth Warren/ Dodd - Frank was 8 mos. ago! That was just some ramblings I made, as I am not familiar with Dodd-Frank! Did you review/ receive another article(draft) I submitted yesterday? That's the one I thought u were referring to!!!!

Hi - first, you're not logged in, so be sure to do so. Second, I reviewed User:Jeffrey3146/sandbox, which you submitted for review yesterday with this edit. Does this clear it up? ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:03, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

This Month in Education: June 2015[edit]

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The Page[edit]

Its about a location called Matroosfontein in Cape Town,South Africa angelz (talk) 06:21, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]

Wikimedia Highlights from June 2015[edit]

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in June 2015.
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The Signpost: 08 July 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 15 July 2015[edit]


IOIO. Totally new article. How does it look? Is the "technical details" part too detailed? I hope someone doesn't come along and delete the section citing some obscure WP policy. Please reply on my talk page or alert me using Ping.

Wonderfl (reply) 08:27, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Wonderfl: Sorry for the late reply, been busy the past few days! Article looks pretty good, nice job. Only question I have: are the images you uploaded of the board your own work? I see that they're available elsewhere online on the official site, Amazon listings, etc. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 14:41, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
The photo on the infobox is from SparkFun, CC licensed. The graphics are my own, drawn on the date I uploaded them. You should not find the same versions them anywhere. I copied these graphics. Wonderfl (reply) 07:26, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi @Wonderfl: A few issues.
  • If the infobox photo (File:IOIO OTG 1 Large.jpg) is from SparkFun, then you need to provide the proper attribution. Right now, the image's information template says the source is your own work, and that you are the author. The source should instead be the SparkFun website page that has the image, and the author should be the creator of the image (which would most likely also be SparkFun).
  • I notice that the image's license is CC BY-NC-SA 3.0; however, you uploaded the image under the CC BY-SA license. The former doesn't allow for commercial use, while the latter does. When it comes to free images, we only consider licenses that allow for commercial use to be free, so we can't use that image.
  • For File:IOIO V1 Pins.png and File:IOIO OTG Pins.png, it looks like you used official SparkFun images, and added the text yourself? Adding text to a pre-existing image makes your work a derivative of the original work, meaning that you wouldn't have the copyright to license it as you wish.
Let me know if what I've said appears correct to you - if so, we'll likely have to mark the images for deletion :( ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
I guess we'll have to revert to the image I took, since SparkFun images cannot be used. And the graphics I created atop images provided by the author. Wonderfl (reply) 11:20, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks Wonderfl. I see you've requested permission from SparkFun to license the images correctly, so thanks for that too :) In the meantime, I've marked the images on the Commons as having no permission. If SparkFun gets back w/ permission within seven days, we can remove the deletion templates. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
I think you misunderstood. As I said before, the graphics were created as overlays on photos provided by the author. So please revert the copyright notice on File:IOIO V1 Pins.png and File:IOIO OTG Pins.png. Those are entirely my work + images by the author. Wonderfl (reply) 04:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Wonderfl: To clarify - you took SparkFun's images and added the text and lines, correct? The author still holds copyright on their photos, and you would need permission to release your edited version under your chosen license. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 05:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll request licenses for those from SF. I'll have to contact the author again. Wonderfl (reply) 11:09, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Wonderfl: Great, thank you! Just to clarify how derivatives work for the future: If I upload a piece of art or other creative work, I have the copyright to it. That means that I have the right to control how my work is distributed and used, for the most part. This also means that someone can't take my artwork, modify it, and then distribute that work however they wish. Even though they added their own part to it, I still created a major part of that work. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

I like[edit]

So i wonder every thing that you are doing on wikipedia i like itAdriano gabriel (talk) 08:32, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg So i injoy my self with coffee Adriano gabriel (talk) 08:54, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 July 2015[edit]

Orphaned non-free image File:DDR Winx Club cover.jpg[edit]


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Please comment on Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process. Legobot (talk) 00:08, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Connection[edit]

Please I do not have any connection at Ohio State.Regrads--Rberchie (talk) 21:27, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

@Rberchie: Thanks for the reply! The course is currently set up mainly for university students, so I'll go ahead and remove you from the course. If you ever do need help, however, feel free to reach out to me. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

No problem sorry for the inconvenience regards.--Rberchie (talk) 10:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

@Rberchie: Not a problem! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:18, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


Note that I declined the CSD on User:Jenniferrubin7. Users are allowed to say a little about themselves in their user page. All it needed was a removal of the spam links, which I did. User already has a note about spam. -- Alexf(talk) 15:30, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

@Alexf: Thanks for the heads up - though it looks like another admin tackled the page and deleted it. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 16:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I see. That came after. I did not think it was overly promotional. Just needed to have the spam removed. Thanks. -- Alexf(talk) 17:10, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Finding Book[edit]

Thanks for the quick response. I either missed that instruction or it is missing from help. Would certainly help if you could add it to help page. I've made a copy of your response and put it in several places so I won't have to ask again. You saved me a ton of work by not having to re-create the book. Again my thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GLipsig (talkcontribs) 16:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@GLipsig: No problem! Could you tell me which particular help page you'd like me to help improve? Thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:52, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


Super hamster,

Any idea what happened here and how I fix: Generation of the document file has failed. Status: Rendering process died with non zero code: 1 Return to Special:Book

My book has 34 topics and I am sure several hundred pages long.

Thanks in advance for your assistance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:44, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! Just a note that you're logged out, so remember to log back in before editing. I'm not too familiar with Wikipedia books, but it looks like the error you describe is a known bug. It doesn't look like there's one single fix unfortunately, but it has been noticed and will hopefully be fixed eventually...though the bug has existed for several months already.
It might be strenuous, but you may end up having to remove articles one-by-one until you find which article is the one causing the error. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:56, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

The Last Door[edit]

The Last Door. I didn't change much. But I added all the quotes. Too many quotes?

Wonderfl (reply) 11:24, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Wonderfl: Yea, I'd say so! It's usually best to integrate quotations within paragraphs, and to give context for each quotation. Ideally you'd give a mix of summarizing, paraphrasing and quotations, and I wouldn't expect more than one or two block quotes per article. The rule I like to go by is that each section should not just be a list of quotations; it should have its own text, which is supported by quotes. Check out Super_Mario_Galaxy_2#Reception_and_legacy for an example of how a review section should be laid out: a summary of each review, with short quotations here and there that support what's stated about each review. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 13:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Is it better now? Quotes only in Gameplay and Reception. Wonderfl (reply) 14:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Wonderfl: Getting better! Still, though, I would avoid listing long block quotes back-to-back in the Gameplay and Review sections. Integrate the quotations in paragraphs, and aim for one or two block quotes max. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 14:10, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips! I'll checkup tomorrow and do what I can. Regards. Wonderfl (reply) 19:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
No problem! :) ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
I could use some help with the rationale of File:The-Last-Door-Header.jpg. Its released by the authors with CC-BY-4.0 and so I tried to find a suitable tag. I'm sure I messed up the rationale though. What rationale is needed for CC images? -- Wonderfl (reply) 19:41, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Wonderfl: Rationale is used to describe how we're using a copyrighted image under our fair use standards. If an image is freely licensed (by our standards), there's no need for rational since we're free to use it. You should replace the non-free data and rationale templates with Template:Information, and fill it in like you would other free images (a summary, author, source, etc.). Note that the source of the image needs to show that the image is freely licensed as you describe. If permission was emailed to OTRS for the image, let me know and I can help with that. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:45, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

This Month in Education: July 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

Wikimedia Highlights from July 2015[edit]

Here are the highlights from the Wikimedia blog in July 2015.
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The Signpost: 12 August 2015[edit]

XenMobile orphan tag[edit]

Hi! Thanks again for accepting my draft for XenMobile last week. I was hoping you might have a few moments to help me address the orphan tag on the article. I found two places to link to the entry.

The first is the main Citrix Systems article. XenMobile can be linked in either:

The second is in the HP Networking entry, which mentions XenMobile in the third paragraph of the Mobility/BYOD/WLAN section.

While I realize these are pretty minor, uncontroversial edits, I'm a stickler about not making any edits myself because of my COI. Would you be able to create these links? Thanks! Heatherer (talk) 17:58, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

@Heatherer: Yes check.svg Done Thanks for bringing this up! I've added the links to both articles, and have removed the orphan tag. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 00:47, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Awesome! Lightning fast too. Thank you! Heatherer (talk) 13:07, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 August 2015[edit]

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). Legobot (talk) 00:08, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 August 2015[edit]


-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 11:07, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

@Aryan hindustan: Thanks for the invite, though I don't have the time or interest right now to join. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:21, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Begging for help[edit]

can you pls help me editind the picture at this page. -- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 11:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aryan hindustan (talkcontribs)

Hi @Aryan hindustan: I've removed the picture for now. A new section of an article should have some text to it, too, not just an image. That being said, you can add an image in the future with the following syntax: [[File:FILENAME|thumb|CAPTION]]. Just replace "FILENAME" with the name of the file, and "CAPTION" with the image caption.
Also: Did you take the picture yourself? I ask because the file does not have proper information about its source or authorship. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:25, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Ok @SuperHamster: thanks-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 09:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
AnD ,I want to know what sanbox are-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 09:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
and @SuperHamster: I almost foget to get you that the image is clicked by me.-- Aryan hindustan (talk) ,Aryan from Hindustan 09:37, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


You tagged File:Quarterbacks_Angela_Rypien_and_Mark_Rypien.png with a {{di-replaceable fair use}} I left a {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}.

I also tagged the instances where the image was used: [1], [2] -- a step I think you forgot.

Do you mind if I ask -- before you tagged the image, did you read the articles where it was used? Geo Swan (talk) 16:04, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Hey @Geo Swan: Sorry for the late response, been busy these last few days. I've never actually seen the caption template before, and am surprised it isn't documented at WP:CSD. I figure it's not required, but thanks for tagging them! I'll also do so in the future.
I did read the articles. I suppose that, yes, that exact scene could not be easily duplicated. It looks like the disagreements comes in with our takeaway of WP:NFCCP, and the fact that I don't see how the image is necessary to help our readers' understanding of the subject. Is the image valuable? I'd say so, and it certainly fits some of the themes you take from the article. I don't see how the image needed, however, as readers can entirely grasp the relationship between the Rypiens through text. The primary purpose of biographical portraits is for identification, and for that, there's still the possibility that it can be done with a free alternative.
That beings said, just a note that it looks like the image was deleted earlier by an admin. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:51, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

This Month in Education: August 2015[edit]

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WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

The finals for the 2015 Wikicup has now begun! Congrats to the 8 contestants who have survived to the finals, and well done and thanks to everyone who took part in rounds 3 and 4.

In round 3, we had a three-way tie for qualification among the wildcard contestants, so we had 34 competitors. The leader was by far Scotland Casliber (submissions) in Group B, who earned 1496 points. Although 913 of these points were bonus points, he submitted 15 articles in the DYK category. Second place overall was Philadelphia Coemgenus (submissions) at 864 points, who although submitted just 2 FAs for 400 points, earned double that amount for those articles in bonus points. Everyone who moved forward to Round 4 earned at least 100 points.

The scores required to move onto the semifinals were impressive; the lowest scorer to move onto the finals was 407, making this year's Wikicup as competitive as it's always been. Our finalists, ordered by round 4 score, are:

  1. Belarus Cas Liber (submissions), who is competing in his sixth consecutive Wikicup final, again finished the round in first place, with an impressive 1666 points in Pool B. Casliber writes about the natural sciences, including ornithology, botany and astronomy. A large bulk of his points this round were bonus points.
  2. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) (FP bonus points), second place both in Pool B and overall, earned the bulk of his points with FPs, mostly depicting currency.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), first in Pool A, came in third. His specialty is natural science articles; in Round 4, he mostly submitted articles about insects and botany. Five out of the six of the GAs he submitted were level-4 vital articles.
  4. Somerset Harrias (submissions), second in Pool A, took fourth overall. He tends to focus on articles about cricket and military history, specifically the 1640s First English Civil War.
  5. Washington, D.C. West Virginian (submissions), from Pool A, was our highest-scoring wildcard. West Virginia tends to focus on articles about the history of (what for it!) the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  6. Somerset Rodw (submissions), from Pool A, likes to work on articles about British geography and places. Most of his points this round were earned from two impressive accomplishments: a GT about Scheduled monuments in Somerset and a FT about English Heritage properties in Somerset.
  7. United States Rationalobserver (submissions), from Pool B, came in seventh overall. RO earned the majority of her points from GARs and PRs, many of which were earned in the final hours of the round.
  8. England Calvin999 (submissions), also from Pool B, who was competing with RO for the final two spots in the final hours, takes the race for most GARs and PRs—48.

The intense competition between RO and Calvin999 will continue into the finals. They're both eligible for the Newcomers Trophy, given for the first time in the Wikicup; whoever makes the most points will win it.

Good luck to the finalists; the judges are sure that the competition will be fierce!

Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) 11:48, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

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