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How do you use more than one position in the Template:American football roster/Player?[edit]

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On Template:American football roster/Player, there is a value asking for the position for the player's position, like kicker, punter, or quarterback. How do I input more than one position. For example, #14 William Russ of the Texas Longhorns is both a punter and a place kicker, but I do not how to put more than one position without screwing up the entire roster. TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 23:26, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

What page are you trying to put it on? Can't you just put punter/place kicker? CTJF83 18:53, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
I can, but then the hyperlink leads to "punter/place kicker" and there is no valid link, except a redirect. It's on 2011 Texas Longhorns football team. TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 18:55, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh, dang, sorry, not sure then, hopefully someone else can help....or, do you know another player with 2 positions, you can check on that page and see if they list both, and how they did it. CTJF83 19:10, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, I added a second position to the template. just add |pos2=QB (or whatever) to the template. Please leave me a talkback if anything breaks or you need more that additional one position. mabdul 21:51, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
As CTJF83 requested, I removed the accidentally added linebreaks. If any other problems occur, ping me ;) mabdul 22:58, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, CTJF83 23:21, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Example:

2005 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB, BB 7 Jordan Adams So
PK 99 Joe Average So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2011-11-26

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Rubinkumar (talk) 23:36, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Did you see my barnstar? — Preceding unsigned comment added byRubinkumar (talkcontribs) 00:03, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes. If you need to talk to me as in chatting, go to my chat page. TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 00:29, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

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Photo requests[edit]

Do you do Austin-area photo requests? WhisperToMe (talk) 21:52, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Not right now, but thanks for asking! TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 03:13, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Hello. I have just closed your RFA as unsuccessful. Thank you for volunteering as an admin candidate. It often takes several attempts at RFA for folks to be successful and the key to success is to take the advice from the folks who opposed your candidacy and apply it to your editing. But I'd strongly recommend that if you would like to reopen your RFA, please let me know. If you would like additional feedback from the community about your editing, consider WP:Editor review. Please don't let this stress you out or change your interest in contributing to Wikipedia. Good luck and happy editing.Armbrust, B.Ed. Let's talkabout my edits? 12:00, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Also take note of the neutrals... Feel free to contact me for tips and advice on widening Wikipedia experience. You don't have to know everything about everything, but it's good to at least be seen in places. Bit like real life, that.... Peridon (talk) 12:08, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I hope you're not discouraged by the way it turned out, and I hope you will carry on making positive contributions to the project - and I hope one day to be able to support a run for admin. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:04, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
  • What they said. I'd only add that it's really really easy to get discouraged, especially after an RFA such as this. The true mark of your maturity is how you get back on the horse and move forward, so to speak. In this section alone there are several admins who would likely be willing to help you should the need arise - learn from that, and from them. Good luck to you,UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 15:26, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

I've had remove some stuff from your userpage, sorry[edit]

Hi TheAustinMan, you may have noticed that I removed a bunch of history from your userpage. That's because you provided too much personally identifiable information, so that someone could find you in real life if they wanted to. This removal is a standard action that we carry out when people in your age bracket share more than is safe, so it's not a reflection on your editing (which looks great!) or anything - we're just trying to keep you safe. Please don't re-add information about your age or location on Wikipedia. If you're not already familiar with it, you can read WP:CHILDPROTECT for some background on why we do this stuff. Again, I'm sorry about the removal, and please let me know if you'd like me to privately provide you with a copy of your userpage as it stood before today, in case you need the content. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 22:01, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern. My page still looks great, and it doesn't look very different! I'll remember next time, best of luck to you,TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 22:23, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Hey TheAustinMan, same thing applies to a couple of your subpages - I've tweaked them to remove the personal info. Cheers,Nikkimaria (talk) 00:41, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Hiya[edit]

Hey, Austin Man--

Just wanted to say that i didn't see your RfA until now, but I just wanted to drop by and encourage you not to hang your head about a speedy negative close there. Work hard for the project, that's what it's all about, everything else will take care of itself...Carrite (talk) 02:42, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement! I'll continue to work hard on Wikipedia. Thanks again! Cheers - TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 21:54, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Re:IRC[edit]

What does an IRC server dying have to do with anything. YE Pacific Hurricane00:18, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

How to add multiple collapsible boxes without them shifting their alignment?[edit]

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My question is how do you add multiple collapsable boxes within a collapsable box without the inner boxes having their alignment offsetted? One example is at right, which can be found on my userpage. As you can see, if you open the collapsable box, you'll see that while the inner boxes are meant to be centered, for some unkown reason they shift more towards the left with each new collapsable box. Is there any way I can fix this? --TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 19:12, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure if you can avoid it.... Mdann52 (talk) 10:10, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
How about converting to a sidebar? Sample attached. Maybe you could wrap this in a div to get the whole thing collapsed. --Dianna (talk) 14:30, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category 6 hurricane[edit]

There is an ongoing discussion at List of Category 6 Atlantic hurricanes as to whether this page should be kept or redirected toList of Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes. Your input on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. United States Man (talk) 04:45, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll come up with a response shortly. --TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 15:57, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Texas PR[edit]

[1] -hey, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind reverting that and instead responding to my comments. That way I can judge for myself whether it should be slashed out or not. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 17:25, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Okay. TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 17:35, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Weird pipes display issue[edit]

At Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 124#Weird pipes display issue I posted a diff to this edit by you. Do you know how it happened? Do you use an editing tool? PrimeHunter (talk) 19:18, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

List of Texas hurricanes (1980–present)[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For writing 1932 Freeport hurricane - a fantastic article :). Have you considered nominating it for Good Article status? Ironholds (talk) 20:45, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the barnstar! I haven't considered sending it into GA status, but I'll take a look and put that into consideration. Thanks :)TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 03:21, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

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Re:2012 AHS Clearing[edit]

I don't know how that happened. I was just undoing it when I got edit conflicted by ‎TropicalAnalystwx13. Never had that happen before.United States Man (talk) 22:30, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

I noticed the same thing happened to you. I wonder what it is. United States Man (talk) 01:31, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I reported it to the wikimedia-tech IRC channel. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 01:34, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Has anybody filed a bug report with Bugzilla? I was going to do that now if no one else has. I'm not seeing it listed in anything searching "deleted" or "blanked". Inks.LWC (talk) 04:14, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
I haven't. TAM may have but not me. I hope it gets fixed though, it happened six times today. United States Man (talk) 04:56, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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2012 Alamo Bowl[edit]

I noticed that you've been expanding the article for the 2012 Alamo Bowl substantially. I'd be more than willing to help out in any way you need (ce, research, whatever), especially if you can take a look-see over at 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl every once in a while to make sure things are in order and make any adjustments as you see fit. I figure we can probably get both of these up to FA status if that's what you're going for. – Runfellow (talk) 18:36, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Wow, you've done a good job with the Hunger Bowl article! At the moment I'm working on some cyclone-related articles, but I think I'll be able to do a checkover of that article when possible. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 18:39, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Dvorak Technique[edit]

I centered the table for you. I agree it looks better. Take a look at the diff to see how I accomplished it. I found the solutionhere. Cheers. TimL • talk 19:27, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Seems a bit more complicated than center tags, but, I'll see if I can apply that to later things. 19:37, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Alamo Bowl[edit]

FYI, the blank templates for the football navbox scoring plays are here. You probably already know this, but just in case. Happy editing! Go Phightins! 03:34, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2013 WikiCup[edit]

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Re:Participant Missing from WikiCup Participant List[edit]

Thanks for the note- I've fixed the issue. J Milburn (talk) 18:14, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Cyclone John[edit]

Hello TheAustinMan, since you reviewed Hurricane Gordon (2000), I reviewed Cyclone John. I only have a short list of issues that probably won't take a whole lot of time to fix. Here is the review: Talk:Cyclone John/GA1.--12george1 (talk) 21:07, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Barnstars for you![edit]

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I award you, TheAustinMan, this award thingy (I couldn't find an award related to U.S. government) for finding me information that I had been looking for for quite along time with no success on Wikipedia or elsewhere. With many thanks, Ks0stm (TCGE) 00:34, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


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And in the interest of giving you an actual award I also award you,TheAustinMan, this Reference Desk Barnstar for finding me [2] that I had been looking for for quite a long time with no success on Wikipedia or elsewhere. With many thanks, Ks0stm (TCGE) 00:39, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 January newsletter[edit]

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Signups are now closed; we have our final 127 contestants for this year's competition. 64 contestants will make it to the next round at the end of February, but we're already seeing strong scoring compared to previous years.Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) currently leads, with 358 points. At this stage in 2012, the leader (Irish Citizen Army Grapple X (submissions)) had 342 points, while in 2011, the leader had 228 points. We also have a large number of scorers when compared with this stage in previous years. Florida 12george1 (submissions) was the first competitor to score this year, as he was last year, with a detailed good article review. Some other firsts:

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Also, a quick mention of British Empire The C of E (submissions), who may well have already written the oddest article of the WikiCup this year: did you know that the Fucking mayor objected to Fucking Hell on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery? The gauntlet has been thrown down; can anyone beat it?

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A page you started has been reviewed![edit]

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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

Round 1 is now over. The top 64 scorers have progressed to round 2, where they have been randomly split into eight pools of eight. At the end of April, the top two from each pool, as well as the 16 highest scorers from those remaining, will progress to round 3. Commiserations to those eliminated; if you're interested in still being involved in the WikiCup, able and willing reviewers will always be needed, and if you're interested in getting involved with other collaborative projects, take a look at the WikiWomen's Month discussed below.

Round 1 saw 21 competitors with over 100 points, which is fantastic; that suggests that this year's competition is going to be highly competative. Our lower scores indicate this, too: A score of 19 was required to reach round 2, which was significantly higher than the 11 points required in 2012 and 8 points required in 2011. The score needed to reach round 3 will be higher, and may depend on pool groupings. In 2011, 41 points secured a round 3 place, while in 2012, 65 was needed. Our top three scorers in round 1 were:

  1. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), primarily for an array of warship GAs.
  2. London Miyagawa (submissions), primarily for an array of did you knows and good articles, some of which were awarded bonus points.
  3. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), due in no small part to Canis Minor, a featured article awarded a total of 340 points. A joint submission with Alaska Keilana (submissions), this is the highest scoring single article yet submitted in this year's competition.

Other contributors of note include:

Featured topics have still played no part in this year's competition, but once again, a curious contribution has been offered by British Empire The C of E (submissions): did you know that there is a Shit Brook in Shropshire? With April Fools' Day during the next round, there will probably be a good chance of more unusual articles...

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid thewomen's history WikiProject to coincide with Women's History Month and International Women's Day. A number of WikiCup participants have already started to take part. The project has a to-do list of articles needing work on the topic of women's history. Those interested in helping out with the project can find articles in need of attention there, or, alternatively, add articles to the list. Those interested in collaborating on articles on women's history are also welcome to use the WikiCup talk page to find others willing to lend a helping hand. Another collaboration currently running is an an effort from WikiCup participants to coordinate a number of Easter-themed did you know articles. Contributions are welcome!

A few final administrative issues. From now on, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17(talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 11:41, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Hurricane Carrie/GA1[edit]

I did not catch up with you on IRC. So you may not know it, but I reviewed Hurricane Carrie. It is really close and should probably take less than 5 minutes to fix everything. Regards,--12george1 (talk) 14:31, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

FAC idea[edit]

I know you want to FAC Janet, but if you want a bit of FAC experience before that, would you want to co-nom either Hurricane Hattieor Hurricane Diane, to get you used to the FAC experience? Just lemme know. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:04, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Are there any prerequisites for a co-nomination? I don't think I contributed much to the aforementioned articles.TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 16:07, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
If I ask you to be a co-nominator (since I'm rather busy in real life), I think that's allowed. --♫Hurricanehink (talk) 16:16, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok, great, I'll take up co-nom on Hattie (potential FT, tsk tsk). TheAustinMan(Talk·Works)

Find and Replacing Multiple Lines at the Same Time Using AWB[edit]

{{help me}} I am trying to figure out how to find and replace multiple wiki-markup lines using WP:AWB. See the example below, where the top code box is turned to the bottom:

{{Hurricane season bar start
 |region=Atlantic
 |year=2008
 |type=hurricane
}}
{{Hurricane season bar start
 |region=Atlantic
 |year=2008
 |type=hurricane
 |storms=

To be able to do this I would have to be able to replace two lines (the line containing hurricane and }}) with one string, because if I used }} as my value to be replaced it would also replace all the other }}'s foundhere, which wouldn't be good.TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 03:26, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

You should be able to just use \n to represent a newline in find and replace. For example, |type=hurricane\n}}Let me know if this doesn't work. Vacation9 03:31, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Benjamin (Ben) Patz[edit]

Subject of my article is... Benjamin (Ben) Patz Ben Patz founded Coleman Technologies, Inc. After its merger he became president of the South Division of Presidio, Inc., a $1.4 billion systems engineering company. Mr. Patz has 15 years experience in system analysis, design and testing for the Naval Research Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, CRC and CTI. Patz was also selected as one of "Business Journals" most successful CEO's.Coleman Technologies provides advanced Wireless LAN and communication solutions for a multitude of business needs and customer environments. CTI has extensive experience designing, implementing, and supporting converged and pervasive wireless technologies through integration capabilities that drive real mobile solutions rather than just connectivity. CTI offers the professional and technical expertise as well as a "Business Solution" minded vision to assist any organization in the design and deployment of wireless networking solutions to accommodate the broad range of communication applications today. [edit]References

http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/documents/alumni/CECSUpdatesSummer2011.pdf http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=25069671&privcapId=6551297&previousCapId=6551297&previousTitle=Coleman%20Technologies,%20Inc http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2007/12/03/smallb1.html?page=3 http://election2012.tmcnet.com/topics/technology-impact/content.aspx?article=/topics/technology-impact/articles/59153-coleman-technologies-offers-borderless-unified-cisco-network.htm — Precedingunsigned comment added by 108.243.175.145 (talk) 03:32, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 March newsletter[edit]

We are halfway through round two. Pool A sees the strongest competition, with five out of eight of its competitors scoring over 100, and Pool H is lagging, with half of its competitors yet to score. WikiCup veterans lead overall; Pool A'sColorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (2010's winner) leads overall, with poolmate London Miyagawa (submissions)(a finalist in 2011 and 2012) not far behind. Pool F's New South Wales Casliber (submissions) (a finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2012) is in third. The top two scorers in each pool, as well as the next highest 16 scorers overall, will progress to round three at the end of April.

Today has seen a number of Easter-themed did you knows from WikiCup participants, and March has seen collaboration from contestants withWikiWomen's History Month. It's great to see the WikiCup being used as a locus of collaboration; if you know of any collaborative efforts going on, or want to start anything up, please feel free to use the WikiCup talk page to help find interested editors. As well as fostering collaboration, we're also seeing the Cup encouraging the improvement of high-importance articles through the bonus point system. Highlights from the last month include GAs on physicist Niels Bohr(Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)), on the European hare (Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)), on the constellation Circinus (Alaska Keilana (submissions) andNew South Wales Casliber (submissions)) and on the Third Epistle of John (Indiana Cerebellum (submissions)). All of these subjects were covered on at least 50 Wikipedias at the beginning of the year and, subsequently, each contribution was awarded at least three times as many points as normal.

Wikipedians who enjoy friendly competition may be interested in participating in April's wikification drive. While wikifying an article is typically not considered "significant work" such that it can be claimed for WikiCup points, such gnomish work is often invaluable in keeping articles in shape, and is typically very helpful for new writers who may not be familiar with formatting norms.

A quick reminder: now, submission pages will need only a link to the article and a link to the nomination page, or, in the case of good article reviews, a link to the review only. See your submissions' page for details. This will hopefully make updating submission pages a little less tedious. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome onWikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) J Milburn (talk) 22:36, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 April newsletter[edit]

We are a week into Round 3, but it is off to a flying start, with Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) claiming for the high-importance Portal:Sports and Portal:Geography (which are the first portals ever awarded bonus points in the WikiCup) andWales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) claiming for a did you know of sea, the highest scoring individual did you know article ever submitted for the WikiCup. Round 2 saw very impressive scores at close; first place New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and second place Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) both scored over 1000 points; a feat not seen in Round 2 since 2010. This, in part, has been made possible by the change in the bonus points rules, but is also testament to the quality of the competition this year. Pool C and Pool G were most competitive, with three quarters of participants making it to Round 3, while Pool D was the least, with only the top two scorers making it through. The lowest qualifying score was 123, significantly higher than last year's 65, 2011's 41 or even 2010's 100.

The next issue of The Signpost is due to include a brief update on the current WikiCup, comparing it to previous years' competitions. This may be of interest to current WikiCup followers, and may help bring some more new faces into the community. We would also like to note that this round includes an extra competitor to the 32 advertised, who has been added to a random pool. This extra inclusion seems to have been the fairest way to deal with a small mistake made before the beginning of this round, but should not affect the competition in a large way. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact one of the judges.

A rules clarification: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on 29/30 April, which may be claimed in this round. 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 onWikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself fromWikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 16:00, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Great job, and thanks for collabing in Hurricane Hattie's article. It is now featured! Good luck with your own FAC run in the near future :) ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 13:40, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Opinion requested at Talk:May 18–21, 2013 tornado outbreak[edit]

There's currently a discussion about the format of the tornado tables ongoing at Talk:May 18–21, 2013 tornado outbreak#Changing tornado table format. Your thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Cyclonebiskit (talk) 18:27, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, readthe process and add your name to thelist of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in theprocess section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
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June 2013[edit]

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WikiCup 2013 June newsletter[edit]

We are down to our final 16: the 2013 semi-finals are upon us. A score of 321 was required to survive round 3, further cementing this as the most competitive WikiCup yet; round 3 was survived in 2012 with 243 points, in 2011 with 76 points and in 2010 with 250 points. The change may in part be to do with the fact that more articles are now awarded bonus points, in addition to more competitive play. Reaching the final has, in the past, required 573 points (2012, a 135% increase on the score needed to reach round 4), 150 points (2011, a 97% increase) and 417 points (2010, a 72% increase). This round has seen over a third of participants claiming points for featured articles (with seven users claiming for multiple featured articles) and most users have also gained bonus points. However, the majority of points continue to come from good articles, followed by did you know articles. In this round, every content type was utilised by at least one user, proving that the WikiCup brings together content contributors from all corners of the project.

Round 3 saw a number of contributions of note. Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions) claimed the first featured topic points in this year's competition for her excellent work on topics related to Maya Angelou, the noted American author and poet. We have also continued to see high-importance articles improved as part of the competition:Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions) was awarded a thoroughly well-earned 560 points for her featured article Middle Ages and 102 points for her good article Battle of Hastings. Good articles James Chadwick and Stanislaw Ulam nettedAustralia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded toPoland Piotrus (submissions) for each of Władysław Sikorski and Emilia Plater, both recently promoted to good article status. Collaborative efforts between WikiCup participants have continued, with, for example,New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and Canada Sasata (submissions) being awarded 180 points each for their featured article on Boletus luridus.

A rules reminder: content promoted between rounds can be claimed in the round after the break, but not the round before. The case in point is content promoted on the 29/30 June, which may be claimed in this round. 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 onWikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. We are currently seeing concern about the amount of time people have to wait for reviews, especially at GAC- if you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to reduce 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) and The ed17 (talkemail) 10:08, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

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Your userpage formatting was so kickass I decided that I would use it for mine too. It is a very hard format to create, so I hereby award you the Creativity Award. Congrats and happy editing! BlueTropicalWave (Talk) 17:22, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, your award is much appreciated. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 18:46, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone Sam[edit]

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Naming conventions for tornado outbreaks[edit]

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September 2013[edit]

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List of Atlantic hurricane records[edit]

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October 2013[edit]

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Discussion of interest[edit]

Since you participated in the discussion here, I though you may be interested in this discussion. United States Man(talk) 21:43, 14 October 2013 (UTC)