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QPQ[edit]

Hello. Thanks for approving my DYK nomination for the Synod article. I am not familiar with the new QPQ rule, though. Can you help me out? Thanks! --Briancua (talk) 17:04, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Aside from combing through all my my thousands of edits, how can I tell how many DYK nominations I have made? --Briancua (talk) 17:48, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2013 WikiCup[edit]

Hello, The C of E, and welcome to the 2013 WikiCup! Your submissions' page is here. The first round will last until the end of February, at which point the top 64 scorers will advance to the second round. We will be in touch at the end of every month, and signups are going to remain open until the end of January; if you know of anyone else who may like to take part, please let them know! A few reminders:

  • The rules can be found here. There have been a few changes from last year, which are listed on that page.
  • Anything you submit must have been nominated and promoted in 2013, and you need to have completed significant work upon it in 2013. (The articles you review at good article reviews does not need to have been nominated in 2013, but you do need to have started and completed the review in 2013.) We will be checking.
  • If you feel that another competitor is breaking the rules or abusing the competition in some way, please let a judge know. Please do not remove entries from the submissions' pages of others yourself.
  • Don't worry about calculating precisely how many points everything is worth. The bot will do that. The bot may occasionally get something wrong- let a judge know, or post on the WikiCup talk page if that happens.
  • Please try to be prompt in updating submissions' pages so that they can be double-checked.

Overall, however, don't worry, and have fun. It doesn't matter if you make the odd mistake; these things happen. Questions can be asked on the WikiCup talk page. Good luck! J Milburn and The ed17 13:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Queen Elizabeth Land[edit]

(X! · talk)  · @309  ·  12:03, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Re:Wikicup submissions page layout enquiry[edit]

The layout was fine- better to start it with "#", so that it's numbered, but the bot would have caught it. However, I have removed it, as it was not eligible- the article was written and nominated last year. Work has to be done on items you're nominating during 2013. J Milburn (talk) 16:44, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Another Fucking DYK hook suggestion[edit]

I'd suggest this alternative for Template:Did you know nominations/Fucking Hell: "... that the naming of Fucking Hell ale was objected to on the grounds that there was no Fucking brewery?" Prioryman (talk) 11:28, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

On a related note, you might be interested in John le Fucker - I nominated it for an April Fools' Day DYK here. Had you considered saving Fucking Hell for 1 April as well? Prioryman (talk) 19:06, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Wales v Scotland GA review[edit]

I've gone through your list of recommended edits. Thanks Hammersfan (talk) 13:58, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Found direct, sourced quote from referee Hammersfan (talk) 10:31, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Labour Isn't Working[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Nevill Ground[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:03, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Talite Vaioleti[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Nathan Hannay[edit]

Harrias talk 16:02, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Notification[edit]

As you were one of a number of editors who participated in Wikipedia talk:Did you know/GibraltarPediA Options last September, I thought I would notify you that I have suggested a change to the wording of the restrictions to clarify what is being restricted. Please see WT:DYK#Proposed minor wording change to Gibraltarpedia restrictions for the details. Prioryman (talk) 22:04, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Lord's Honours Boards[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre 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/Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre 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 high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. — Kpalion(talk) 23:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Fucking Hell[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:26, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John Hemmingham[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:04, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ross Broadfoot[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:04, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Frankie Fryer[edit]

KTC (talk) 16:03, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Derry/Londonderry[edit]

I've reverted your reversion of Derry at Geographical renaming, but I agree that an explanation is needed, and have added a footnote that links to articles covering the renaming at Derry/Londonderry name dispute and Derry. Hope this takes care of your concerns. Skinsmoke (talk) 23:32, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 Football League Cup Final[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 1 February 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:

Featured articles, portals and topics, as well as good topics, are yet to feature in the competition.

This year, the bonus points system has been reworked, with bonus points on offer for old articles prepared for did you know, and "multiplier" points reworked to become more linear. For details, please see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. There have been some teething problems as the bot has worked its way around the new system, but issues should mostly be ironed out- please report any problems to the WikiCup talk page. Here are some participants worthy of note with regards to the bonus points:

  • United States Ed! (submissions) was the first to score bonus points, with Portland-class cruiser, a good article.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) has the highest overall bonus points, as well as the highest scoring article, thanks to his work on Enrico Fermi, now a good article. The biography of such a significant figure to the history of science warrants nearly five times the normal score.
  • Chicago HueSatLum (submissions) claimed bonus points for René Vautier and Nicolas de Fer, articles that did not exist on the English Wikipedia at the start of the year; a first for the WikiCup. The articles were eligible for bonus points because of fact they were both covered on a number of other Wikipedias.

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?

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) 01:06, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

WT:GAA[edit]

Thanks for expressing your preferences at the WT:GAA page - it's very helpful to have this calm and well-ordered discussion on what has previously been a very heated topic! There is a new proposal which has come in after your contribution, which you might also like to comment on. Many thanks! Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 08:04, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Bat'keth PR[edit]

I reopened the peer review when you asked on the WP:PR talk page, and even made some comments on the article at Wikipedia:Peer review/Bat'leth/archive2 Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:29, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Notification of discussion[edit]

A few months ago, you participated in a discussion on Wikipedia talk:Did you know about Gibraltar-related DYKs on the Main Page. I am proposing that the temporary restrictions on such DYKs, which were imposed in September 2012, should be lifted and have set out a case for doing so at Wikipedia talk:Did you know/Gibraltar-related DYKs. If you have a view on this, please comment at that page. Prioryman (talk) 21:47, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg Have a pie. Not sure you were the beer swigging type so scoff a pie instead! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 22:28, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Shit Brook[edit]

Nyttend (talk · contribs) 00:03, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK The Hole (Scientology)[edit]

DYK:The Hole Symbol question.svg some WP:UNDUE queries to nom and Symbol redirect vote4.png ALT3 needs another reviewer --Senra (talk) 19:35, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi C of E - I've updated the article to address the queries mentioned above. Could you please take a look at the first two sections, which I've completely rewritten, and let me know if you're happy with them and the new hook (we're up to ALT4 now, by the way). Prioryman (talk) 21:58, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Power of Four[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:08, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Re:Miscalculated points[edit]

Sorry, the bot's not made a mistake there; 1kb is 1024b, and so 5kb is 5120b. You're about 100b under the line-in-the-sand, so the article's not eligible. This was clarified on the scoring page after this discussion. J Milburn (talk) 10:34, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for St. Ouen F.C.[edit]

Carabinieri (talk) 16:03, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Sheffield United 1891-92 season GA[edit]

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The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

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Well done for reaching the 50 DYK milestone! You are at 51 and counting :-)  — AARONTALK 13:47, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

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 the women'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) 11:57, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

La Reyne le veult[edit]

FYI, I thought La Reyne le veult was a little thin in explaining the history of the phrase, so I've dug out Erskine May and expanded it. Hope this is OK! Prioryman (talk) 09:45, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Guernsey RFC[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Guernsey RFC at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Simply south...... catching SNOWballs for just 6 years 19:13, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

I don't believe we've met, but...[edit]

I was just patrolling Wikidata recent changes on #cvn-wikidata connect, and the bot that updates it listed you as "blacklisted". Upon investigation, it apears you were given a 2-month block on the Lithuanian Wikipedia a few hours ago. I can't read (or Google Translate) the reason given, but I find it hard to believe that a trusted EnWikipedian could do something to deserve that on another project with only 2 edits (both of which appear to have been deleted), so I thought you might want a heads-up. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 22:55, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Mid Ulster by-election[edit]

Regarding your reason for removal - "brevity is not a good reason for doing that. This is an encyclopedia intended to be comprehensive and that includes the title" - this makes no sense to me at all. The pertinent facts for that section are this: When he said he would resign. Why he said he would resign. When he actually resigned, and why. The information I removed is dealt with elsewhere as you would expect. It does not need to be duplicated in that article for Wikipedia to be considered comprehensive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gruesome Foursome (talkcontribs) 20:08, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Guernsey RFC[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Royal Tun Wells nom[edit]

Hi – I will start reviewing your 5-part nom shortly. Bear with me, as I will have to look at it on-and-off over the next few days. If I have any questions, I'll put them here as well as at the nom page. PS Thanks for using my pic on the King Charles the Martyr article! I have a few other angles, but don't think I've uploaded them yet; maybe I should make a Commons category for them and link to the article. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 12:18, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

OK, it turned out to be a few hours rather than a few days! I have now marked all 5 as verified. Nice work on a town I am very interested in. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 19:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, multi-noms tend to get overlooked (as you say, they look like hard work!), which is a shame because they are usually pretty interesting, especially when they cover a variety of topics as this one does. I have an eight-article hook planned (for churches in Eastbourne, incidentally), but haven't yet psyched myself up to finish writing them and submitting the hook! I actually discovered your nom when you linked KCTM to Places of worship in Tunbridge Wells (borough), one of my articles from last year. Ideally every notable church would have its own article, but that's a very long-term goal! Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 20:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Cod. 888 (GA)[edit]

Yes, I lost one word in section "Text". Thanks. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 14:50, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback message from Tito Dutta[edit]

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DYK for Church of King Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells ‎[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:05, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Opera House, Royal Tunbridge Wells[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:05, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tunbridge Wells RFC[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Roger Clarke (rugby administrator)[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Colin Smart[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:42, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Culverden Stadium[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:28, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Longmead Stadium[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:12, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Road map[edit]

The C of E, there were significant issues with your review of this article nomination, which should not have been approved given the condition it was in. I think you should consider doing another QPQ review in place of this one under the circumstances. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:33, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Windowgate[edit]

Chamal TC 16:38, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Newry City AFC[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:03, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of La Reyne le veult[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of La Reyne le veult at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! David Eppstein (talk) 06:40, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for La Reyne le veult[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence‎[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:02, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Two World Wars and One World Cup[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ferney Park[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Rollback[edit]

This is a completely inappropraite use of the rollback tool. Rollback should only be used to revert obvious vandalism and never used in a content dispute. I have removed your rollback rights until you can show that you understand how the tool should be used. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 16:56, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I have to say that does seem a bit extreme for one misuse out of several proper uses to remove it. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:12, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
I removed it because this particular use of rollback was grossly inappropraite. If it had been one case of you rolloing back a good faith edit, then I would not have removed it immediately; however, you used the tool to further your own position in a content dispute you were already involved in. I am willing to restore your access to the tool if you can assure me that you will only use it for reverting obvious vandalism in the future. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 17:25, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
I can assure you it won't happen again. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 17:28, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Great, I've restored it now. If this happens again, it won't be so easy for you to get the right back. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 17:31, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Some bubble tea for you![edit]

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DYK issue[edit]

Hi there. There are some issues at Template:Did you know nominations/2013–14 Arsenal F.C. season, so if you could weigh in there and address my comments it would be much appreciated. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:44, 31 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's Colorado 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 with WikiWomen'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) and New 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 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) 23:02, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Burnham[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013–14 Arsenal F.C. season[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:04, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Re:Wikicup bot error[edit]

Thanks for the note. I'm looking into this. J Milburn (talk) 21:07, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Seems to have got it in the last few minutes. For whatever reason, the bot hasn't actually run in a few days- I'll let Jarry know. J Milburn (talk) 21:09, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Infobox RFC[edit]

As you are trying to defend their usefulness, please note I've started an RFC at Template talk:Infobox political post about the (IMHO) totally ridiculous use of an infobox on articles like Northstead etc. Gruesome Foursome (talk) 18:40, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Plastic Brit[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Plastic Brit at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Miyagawa (talk) 14:37, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Bank of England club[edit]

Hi! On Prep area 2. Mea culpa. There was an edit conflict earlier that caused the inadvertant miss. Thanks for pointing it out. Just checked the other templates to make sure I haven't missed anything. Sorry for the bother. Ashwin147 (talk) 18:25, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Bank of England club[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for William Orcutt Cushing[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Plastic Brit[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ian Kirkby[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (May 2013)[edit]

Hi, I thought I would drop you a note to say that I mentioned in this month's issue of Ichthus. If you wish to receive the full content in future, please drop me a note on my talk page.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 18:02, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 FA Vase Final[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Inclosure Act 1773[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 06:31, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Latu Makaafi[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:03, 7 May 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) and Wales 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 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) 16:25, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Tony's Cronies[edit]

Good work on Tony's Cronies. An interesting article. Paul MacDermott (talk) 18:57, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ben Harvey (rugby union)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 FA Cup Final[edit]

Allen3 talk 09:17, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Re:Multipliers[edit]

Unless I'm mistaken, the articles were not eligible for bonus points. Bonus points are awarded based on how many different Wikipedias covered the subject at the start of the year (that is, as of 31 December 2012). As far as I could see, neither of these topics were covered on five or more Wikipedias at that time. Did I make a mistake? J Milburn (talk) 09:20, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stangmore Park[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Windowgate for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Windowgate 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/Windowgate 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 high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Harrias talk 16:31, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tony's Cronies[edit]

Harrias talk 16:36, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Cross (rugby union)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:21, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Alcohol Is Free[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 16:07, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for New York City FC[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:05, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Bat'leth[edit]

Hi The C of E, I'm beginning the copy-edit you requested to the above article at the GOCE Request page. Please feel free to contact me, and to correct of revert my edits if I'm doing something I shouldn't. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:14, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Done - I've changed the English variety to American per WP:ENGVAR; Star Trek is an American series and articles directly relating to it should follow that variety. After I added the appropriate maintenance categories I noticed you'd changed it back to British spellings. I don't particularly care what style it uses so feel free to change it all back, but this may be flagged as a problem at FAC review. Feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 19:09, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

GL Photography reply[edit]

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--Kevjonesin (talk) 19:26, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013–14 RFU Championship[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of NI21[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of NI21 at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Soman (talk) 04:25, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Surfers Paradise Meter Maids[edit]

Thanks for reviewing this. I've done the QPQ now - please could you confirm this at: the nomination. Warden (talk) 10:53, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Myles Landick[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:03, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gunfire (drink)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:03, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Ireland[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Murray (soldier)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

Hi The C of E, I'm beginning the copy-edit of the above article you requested at the GOCE Requests page. Please feel free to contact me, or to correct or revert my edits if necessary. By the way, may I suggest you archive your talk page occasionally? Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:29, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Done—feel free to contact me about any issues arising from the copy-edit. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 21:59, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Young cats.jpg

Hi!

Bideforddevon (talk) 18:02, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

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 netted Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) 102 and 72 points respectively, while 72 points were awarded to Poland 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 on Wikipedia: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) 10:35, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round[edit]

Hi. I read your change in the article 2013–14 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round and the change you did was that you added two games in the second round, second leg for the scotish teams. What is your source for that? From what I know the time of the matches are not set yet and the games can be switched. UEFA has not put a time or date yet. Please give me a source or I will suggest it gets removed. The Hibernian website says everything can change: http://www.hibernianfc.co.uk/news/20130626/europa-league-update_2262950_3220667

Qed237 (talk) 15:19, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK for NI21[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

DYK-Good Article Request for Comment[edit]

WikiCup 2013 July newsletter[edit]

We're halfway through this year's penultimate round, and the competition is moving along well. Pool A's Canada Sasata (submissions) currently leads overall, while Pool B's Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) is second. Both leaders are WikiCup veterans, and both have already scored over 600 points this month. If the round were to end today, London Miyagawa (submissions), with 274 points, would be the lowest-scoring participant to make it through. This indicates that participants will need a score comparable to last year's (573, the highest ever) to qualify for the final. The high scores this year are a testament both to the quality of participants and to the increased focus on significant content (eligible for bonus points) in this year's competition. So far this round, both Sasata and Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) have made up over half of their score through bonus points, with, for example, high importance FA koala earning Sasata a total of 440 points (from a multiplier of 4.4) and high-importance GA sea earning Cwmhiraeth a total of 216 points (from a multiplier of 7.2). Other articles on important topics submitted this round include a featured article on the Norman conquest of England by Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), and good articles on Nobel laureate in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, Nobel laureate in physics Hans Bethe, and the noted Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū. These articles are by Poland Piotrus (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) and Sturmvogel_66 respectively.

Other than that, there is not much to report! If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to 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) 00:03, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 August newsletter[edit]

This year's final is upon us. Our final eight, in order of last round's score, are:

  1. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer who has contributed on topics of military history and physics, including a number of high-importance topics. Good articles have made up the bulk of his points, but he has also scored a great deal of bonus points. He has the second highest score overall so far, with more than 3000 points accumulated.
  2. New South Wales Casliber (submissions), another WikiCup veteran who reached the finals in 2012, 2011 and 2010. He writes on a variety of topics including botany, mycology and astronomy, and has claimed the highest or joint highest number of featured articles every round so far this year. He has the third highest score overall, with just under 3000 points accumulated.
  3. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 WikiCup champion, who writes mostly on marine biology. She has also contributed to high-importance topics, seeing huge numbers of bonus points for high-importance featured and good articles. Previous rounds have seen her scoring the most bonus points, with scoring spread across did you knows, good articles and featured articles.
  4. Canada Sasata (submissions), a WikiCup veteran who finished in second place in 2012, and competed as early as 2009. He writes articles on biology, especially mycology, and has scored highly for a number of collaborations at featured article candidates.
  5. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions), the winner of the 2010 competition. His contributions mostly concern Naval history, and he has scored a very large number of points for good articles and good article reviews in every round. He is the highest scorer overall this year, with over 3500 points in total.
  6. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions), who is competing in the WikiCup for the second time, though this will be her first time in the final. A regular at FAC, she is mostly interested in British medieval history, and has scored very highly for some top-importance featured articles on the topic.
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions), a finalist in 2012 and 2011. He writes on a broad variety of topics, with many of this year's points coming from good articles about Star Trek. Good articles make up the bulk of his points, and he had the most good articles back in round 2; he was also the highest scorer for DYK in rounds 1 and 2.
  8. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) has previously been involved with the WikiCup, but hasn't participated for a number of years. He scores mostly from restoration work leading to featured picture credits, but has also done some article writing and reviewing.

We say goodbye to eight great participants who did not qualify for the final: Poland Piotrus (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), Michigan Dana boomer (submissions), Prince Edward Island Status (submissions), United States Ed! (submissions), Florida 12george1 (submissions), England Calvin999 (submissions). Having made it to this stage is still an excellent achievement, and you can leave with your heads held high. We hope to see you all again next year. Signups are now open for the 2014 WikiCup, which will begin on 1 January. All Wikipedians, whatever their interest or level of experience, are warmly invited to participate in next year's competition.

This last month has seen some incredible contributions; for instance, Cwmhiraeth's Starfish and Ealdgyth's Battle of Hastings—two highly important, highly viewed pages—made it to featured article status. It would be all too easy to focus solely on these stunning achievements at the expense of those participants working in lower-scoring areas, when in fact all WikiCup participants are doing excellent work. A mention of everything done is impossible, but here are a few: Last round saw the completion of several good topics (on the 1958, 1959 and 1962 Atlantic hurricane seasons) to which 12george1 had contributed. Calvin999 saw "S&M" (song), on which he has been working for several years, through to featured article status on its tenth try. Figureskatingfan continued towards her goal of a broad featured/good topic on Maya Angelou, with two featured and four good articles. ThaddeusB contributed significantly to over 20 articles which appeared on the main page's "in the news" section. Adam Cuerden continued to restore a large number of historical images, resulting in over a dozen FP credits this round alone. The WikiCup is not just about top-importance featured articles, and the work of all of these users is worthy of commendation.

Finally, the usual notices: If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to 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) 06:22, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Conscription[edit]

I was simply reverting to the way it has always been on the page. There was no real need to change it. To quote WP:ERA 'Do not change the established era style in an article unless there are reasons specific to its content. Seek consensus on the talk page before making the change. Open the discussion under a subhead that uses the word "era". Briefly state why the style is inappropriate for the article in question. A personal or categorical preference for one era style over the other is not justification for making a change.' Perhaps I have misunderstood. Dbrodbeck (talk) 18:43, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Football chant[edit]

If you look at the parent category Category:Association football culture, you'll see that almost all chants (except You're Gonna Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In) are filed in the child category/subcategory Category:Football songs and chants, and not in the parent category.

We try to build a family of categories where articles are filed under the appropriate subcategory and then the subcategories under the parent category. An article is typically not assigned to both the subcategory and the parent category, which is what is happening with You're Gonna Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In. Liz Read! Talk! 18:00, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 September newsletter[edit]

In 30 days, we will know the identity of our 2013 WikiCup champion. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) currently leads; if that lead is held, she will become the first person to have won the WikiCup twice. Canada Sasata (submissions), Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)—who has never participated in the competition before—and New South Wales Casliber (submissions) follow. The majority of points in this round have come from a mix of good articles and bonus points. This final round is seeing contributions to a number of highly important topics; recent submissions include Phoenix (constellation) (FA by Casliber), Ernest Lawrence (GA by Hawkeye7), Pinniped, and red fox (both GAs by Sasata).

The did you know (DYK) eligibility criteria have recently changed, meaning that newly passed good articles are accepted as "new" for did you know purposes. However, in the interests of not changing the WikiCup rules mid-competition, please note that only articles eligible for DYK under the old system (that is, newly created articles or 5x expansions) will be eligible for points in this year's WikiCup. We do, however, have time to discuss how this new system will work for next year's competition; a discussion will be opened in due course. On that note, thoughts are welcome on changes you'd like to see for next year. What worked? What didn't work? What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? All Wikipedians, new or old, are also warmly invited to sign up for the 2014 WikiCup.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to 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) 23:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

FA WSL[edit]

Hi, I noticed your recent addition of the FA WSL to Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Fully professional leagues was reverted. This is a long-standing, somewhat contentious issue at the project.1, 2. Although the league is considered semi-pro, it is a top-division league and articles about players, teams, seasons, etc. that can be created according to the general notability guideline are "presumed to be suitable" on Wikipedia. If you're interested, there is a taskforce dedicated to women's football that you are welcome to join. Hmlarson (talk) 20:36, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kristoffer Olsson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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St Jude Storm[edit]

Thanks. I seem to have reverted to the 'wrong version' Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:59, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 October newsletter[edit]

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our champion, for the second year running, is Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Our final nine were as follows:

  1. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions)
  2. Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions)
  3. Canada Sasata (submissions)
  4. Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions)
  5. New South Wales Casliber (submissions)
  6. Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions)
  7. London Miyagawa (submissions)
  8. Poland Piotrus (submissions)
  9. Wyoming Ealdgyth (submissions)

All those who reached the final win prizes, and prizes will also be going to the following participants:

  • New South Wales Casliber (submissions) wins the FA prize, for four featured articles in round 4, worth 400 points.
  • Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) wins the GA prize, for 20 good articles in round 3, worth 600 points.
  • Portland, Oregon Another Believer (submissions) wins the FL prize, for four featured lists in round 2, worth 180 points.
  • Scotland Adam Cuerden (submissions) wins the FP prize, for 23 featured pictures in round 5, worth 805 point.
  • Republic of Rose Island Sven Manguard (submissions) wins the FPo prize, for 2 featured portals in round 3, worth 70 points.
  • Australia Hawkeye7 (submissions) wins the topic prize, for a 23-article featured topic in round 5, worth 230 points.
  • Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) wins the DYK prize, for 79 did you know articles in round 5, worth 570 points.
  • Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions) wins the ITN prize, for 23 in the news articles in round 4, worth 270 points.
  • United States Ed! (submissions) wins the GAR prize, for 24 good article reviews in round 1, worth 96 points.
  • The judges are awarding the Oddball Barnstar to British Empire The C of E (submissions), for some curious contributions in earlier rounds.
  • Finally, the judges are awarding Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) the Geography Barnstar for her work on sea, now a featured article. This top-importance article was the highest-scoring this year; when it was promoted to FA status, Cwmhiraeth could claim 720 points.

Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who has been successful in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and a particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition. While it has been an excellent year, errors have opened up the judges' eyes to the need for a third judge, and it is with pleasure that we announce that experienced WikiCup participant Miyagawa will be acting as a judge from now on. We hope you will all join us in welcoming him to the team.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. Brainstorming and discussion remains open for how next year's competition will work, and straw polls will be opened by the judges soon. Those interested in friendly competition may also like to keep an eye on the stub contest, being organised by Casliber. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2014 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail) and The ed17 (talkemail) 01:30, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup awards[edit]

In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup, in which you reached round 3, the quarter-finals. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 12:02, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Awarded to The C of E, in recognition of Fucking Hell and Shit Brook, two of the oddest contributions in the 2013 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 12:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

WT:DYK[edit]

Thanks, I was probably on my phone and didn't notice that had happened. Legoktm (talk) 22:53, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for St Jude storm[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:05, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tony Swatton[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:10, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Cyclone Bodil[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Brighton Football Club (RFU)[edit]

Hello The C of E. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Brighton Football Club (RFU), a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 16:36, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK for 2013 FIFA Club World Cup Final[edit]

Harrias talk 01:03, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2014 WikiCup![edit]

Hello The C of E, and welcome to the 2014 WikiCup! Your submission page can be found here. The competition will begin at midnight tonight (UTC). There have been a few small changes from last year; the rules can be read in full at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring, and the page also includes a summary of changes. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work, and nominated, in 2014 is eligible for points in the competition- the judges will be checking! As ever, this year's competition includes some younger editors. If you are a younger editor, you are certainly welcome, but we have written an advice page at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Advice for younger editors for you. Please do take a look. Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 17:33, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Fermanagh Mallards F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Fermanagh Mallards F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:51, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

In reply to your talk page message: 1500 characters is a bare minimum. IMO the article is not complete if 4 years are missing from the team's history. As I said on the DYK nomination page, I took care of the close paraphrasing. Best, Yoninah (talk) 16:19, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Matt Cook DYK review[edit]

Thanks for the message - I'm always a bit cautious about DYK reviews, but I can see your point there and I've now given it the green tick. Cheers --Bcp67 (talk) 10:20, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

"We Three Kings"[edit]

Quick question on {{Did you know nominations/We Three Kings}} — would you mind a revised hook of that the carol "We Three Kings" (Magi pictured) was written in 1857? That's far more surprising to me than anything else in the article, since Christmas carols always seem to be these centuries-old traditional pieces with no clear origins. I'll also ask Bloom6132, who made the nomination. Nyttend (talk) 15:05, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

Thanks for the review. Sure I'll get right on that. I'll finish Money in the Bank (2011)'s review first and then I'll take that one over.--WillC 22:55, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for passing it.--WillC 08:45, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I just finished up most of the Money in the Bank review so I'll be taking a look at it either tomorrow or the day after. Depends on the weather, a big winter storm is coming through. I may have no power.--WillC 01:34, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
I've reviewed The Power of Four and left behind some comments for you.--WillC 19:25, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Power of Four[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Power of Four you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wrestlinglover -- Wrestlinglover (talk) 23:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Prince of Wales F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Prince of Wales F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:08, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Jurgen Klinsmann?[edit]

Nyttend (talk) 16:03, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Power of Four[edit]

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DYK nomination of Prince of Wales F.C.[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Prince of Wales F.C. at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 04:32, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Matthew Cook (rugby union)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Luke Baldwin[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Re:Wikicup bot error[edit]

I'm not going to override the bot in this case. While the article did appear on five Wikipedias at the start of the year, the Old English article was deleted because it wasn't in Old English and the notability was questionable. I'm also not convinced that your Scots is up to scratch. I'm really not keen on artificially boosting the number of interwiki links- the whole point is that this is a measure of importance. J Milburn (talk) 20:46, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't know- I'm not familiar with the practices on the Scots Wikipedia, nor do I speak Scots. J Milburn (talk) 20:58, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

After a chat with the other judges, I have removed the other bonus points you had, as all five of the articles on other Wikipedias were created by you, and little touched (if at all) afterwards. Whether you're creating the articles on other Wikipedias in order to game the system or whether you just want to see the topic well-covered, this approach seems to undermine the fact that we're trying to use the interwiki links as a gauge of importance, not as something valuable in their own right. J Milburn (talk) 11:23, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

The rules are clear that "the judges reserve the right to adjudicate in the spirit of the rules, rather than to their letter". Interwiki links are our fast-and-dirty judge of importance. Equally, if we used views as our yardstick, we wouldn't be keen on people spamming links everywhere, or using scripts to insert thousands of page views. If we used the vital lists, we wouldn't be keen on seeing WikiCup participants descend onto the talk page to try to push their articles onto the lists. We haven't taken the time to list every way that the rules could be circumvented. This has only cost you 6 points- you'll still no problem getting through to the second round. J Milburn (talk) 11:40, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

I've removed the bonus points for Soldiers of Christ, Arise as all the interwikis are from this year (regardless of who created them). This is something of a bot error, so I've let Jarry1250 know about it, but I thought it polite to let you know too. J Milburn (talk) 19:49, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fermanagh Mallards F.C.[edit]

Orlady (talk) 09:53, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken[edit]

 — Nyttend (talk) 03:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC) 16:53, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Soldiers of Christ, Arise[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay[edit]

Harrias talk 08:02, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Grace Gates[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Showgrounds (Newry)‎[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Amy Garnett[edit]

Article has issues that must be fixed. --George Ho (talk) 22:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Please see new note on DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 01:20, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

2014 Football League Cup Final[edit]

I'm not a particularly appropriate person to approve the article at DYK, since my closeness to the subject means I'm reasonably likely to be editing it a lot – I meant my comment at DYK to be a general comment rether than a review. One thing I would say is that the proposed hooks aren't particularly engaging. Neither would prompt me to click through from the Main Page if it wasn't for the fact that I'm an avid fan of one of the teams involved. Not that I have too many alternative suggestions; matches that haven't happened yet don't really lend themselves interesting hooks. Record semi-final win? Perhaps too sport-specific for the general reader. Maybe there's some quirky fact that can be dug up about that hilariously incompetent penalty shootout. Oldelpaso (talk) 22:13, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Silver Cross Tavern[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 January newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 19:54, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Freedom of speech[edit]

There is a WikiProject about Freedom of speech, called WP:WikiProject Freedom of speech. If you're interested, here are some easy things you can do:

  1. List yourself as a participant in the WikiProject, by adding your username here: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Freedom_of_speech#Participants.
  2. Add userbox {{User Freedom of speech}} to your userpage, which lists you as a member of the WikiProject.
  3. Tag relevant talk pages of articles and other relevant pages using {{WikiProject Freedom of speech}}.
  4. Join in discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Freedom of speech.
  5. Notify others you think might be interested in Freedom of speech to join the WikiProject.

Thank you for your interest in Freedom of speech, — Cirt (talk) 21:07, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for joining WP:WikiProject Freedom of speech, most appreciated! :) — Cirt (talk) 21:10, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Re:Fermanagh mallards[edit]

No worries, I've restored the points. Must have been a bit of a miscommunication - J had left the article up on a list of ones to check. Miyagawa (talk) 19:41, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Nevill Ground PR[edit]

Hey, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've left you some feedback at Wikipedia:Peer review/Nevill Ground/archive2. Curly Turkey (gobble) 04:45, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Copyedit of 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence[edit]

I saw your request, and I'm beginning it now. I saw you want to bring it to Good Article status, so I'll give you some comments un-related to the copyedit but which will help the article if you're ok with that. -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:11, 12 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

  • "The deaths led to an angry reaction in England with Galatasaray fans being banned from attending the second leg." 'Leg' seems to be soccer (or football, I'm American :P) jargon. Please clarify.
  • "Leeds lost the tie 4-2 on aggregate." Same thing as above with aggregate.

That's it! Looks like a nice article, good luck :) -Newyorkadam (talk) 01:51, 12 February 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Channel Islands[edit]

Thank you very much for your support. Have you got any ideas of things to go on Portal:Channel Islands? Thanks, Matty.007 12:44, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Sutton High Street[edit]

The C of E, there are a few things that need to be added to your review here, including which ALT hooks are valid, plus the results of your neutrality and close paraphrasing checks. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:01, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for Roger McMurrin[edit]

Thanks for your article from the wiki and I Victuallers (talk) 00:02, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Leader of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Governor of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Judge of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Politics of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for President of the States of Alderney[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Re:WikiCup dates question[edit]

Hi there. Anything promoted/run on the MP between the end of round 1 and the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. J Milburn (talk) 09:44, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 February newsletter[edit]

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

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

Other competitors of note include:

After such a competitive first round, expect the second round to also be fiercely fought. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2, but please do not update your submission page until March (UTC). Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 00:01, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Reliable sources[edit]

Thanks for your review of the Sacarello's DYK nom. As for your comment on the sources, I've been wanting to ask the following question for a while. I'm of the opinion that Neville Chipulina's site should be considered a reliable source. Although technically a blog, it's arranged as a regular website which serves as a collection of articles. Moreover, Chipulina is a subject matter expert insofar as Gibraltar's social history is concerned and has published articles in the Gibraltar Heritage Journal. The Gibraltar Heritage Trust also recently bestowed him with a special commendation, specifically for his website. So my question is if there's some way of having this site approved/white-listed as a reliable source? Thanks, --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 18:21, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

P.S. I'll have a look at your footy DYK nom later.

Apologies for not having reviewed your DYK nom on the Prince of Wales F.C. but I've been busier than expected in real life. Good news is someone has already passed it and it's now in the queue. Thanks again for this Gib article :) --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 21:37, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2014 Football League Cup Final[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:47, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! —Bagumba (talk) 20:32, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for London Irish Amateur[edit]

Thanks for another contribution Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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DYK for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group D[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Challenge[edit]

Well done on Wan King Path. I was wondering if you could do something similar with File:Man Fuk Rd.jpg... BTW, it's a residential district developed in the mid 1960s. Or maybe File:To Fuk Road.jpg? -- Ohc ¡digame! 13:45, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Segar Bastard[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article The Oval (Belfast) you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cloudz679 -- Cloudz679 (talk) 06:30, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Prince of Wales F.C.[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:07, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Women's Premiership[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:09, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bristol Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:09, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:10, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lichfield Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:10, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Richmond Women[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Saracens Women[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wasps Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:12, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Worcester Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Aylesford Bulls Ladies[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thurrock T-Birds[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

The article The Oval (Belfast) you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:The Oval (Belfast) for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cloudz679 -- Cloudz679 (talk) 20:10, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for St Lawrence Lime[edit]

Thank you for the new article Victuallers (talk) 08:02, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Wan King Path[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Rew.[edit]

Piero della Francesca - Resurrection - WGA17609.jpg



I was thinking of taking a look att Quod scripsi, scripsi. Would you mind adding the thought I found while reading the refs, (Ref3, page 414-415) the unconscious role of Pilate, as pointing to Krist as The King. Hafspajen (talk) 17:23, 18 March 2014 (UTC) I was thinking of reviewing it. If I start working on it isn't that a conflict? Hafspajen (talk) 17:33, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


I am quite new in reviewing. Last time I changed the hook, and someone else put the tagg- reviewed, because of that... well?Hafspajen (talk) 17:40, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Right. Was not thinking changing yours Hafspajen (talk) 17:48, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, since I am reviewing this article, maybe you would like to add: According to Sabrina Longland this event demonstrate the role of Pilate as an unconscious Christian agent showing the role of Jesus and his significance. (page414) Pilate gives also the impression to have been unwilling to permit the execution of Jesus, he tries to release him and he washes his hands afterwards saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood; you will see." Matt.

Otherwise I might add it myself, later. Hafspajen (talk) 20:50, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Also, I think some re-wording of the hook is necessary for clarity. Like... Pilate replied Quod scripsi, scripsi to... when they asked why did you wrote Jesus was a King? (or something like this). Hafspajen (talk) 20:59, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  • By the way:Jesus Christ is risen today, see here

File:JesusChristIsRisenToday.MID

  • Anything you like for your article? Hafspajen (talk) 16:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of The Oval (Belfast)[edit]

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DYK for The Oval Gasholders[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 10:53, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ride On, Ride On in Majesty![edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Ride On, Ride On in Majesty! at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! DoctorKubla (talk) 16:25, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Review of Captain Ahab[edit]

Hello, thanks very much for your kind review of Captain Ahab (Moby-Dick). I thought I'd let you know I've been editing the page since your review, and have added a second alternative hook to the nomination. I am not sure if this is allowed, though. But it would be in Wikipedia's interest to come up with the best hook one can.MackyBeth (talk) 18:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Prioryman (talk) 10:44, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

By the way, this is a really long page - nearly 400Kb by now. You might want to think about archiving some of it! Prioryman (talk) 10:45, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Segar Bastard[edit]


WikiCup 2014 March newsletter[edit]

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

With 26 people having already scored over 100 points, it is likely that well over 100 points will be needed to secure a place in round 3. Recent years have required 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) and 100 (2010). Remember that only 64 will progress to round 3 at the end of April. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page; if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Little Cockup[edit]

Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 00:02, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Amy Garnett[edit]

Thanks for making April 1st special Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

LMAO, that's one the funniest hooks I've ever seen, only I can't imagine she or many women would find it amusing..♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:00, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Hehe yeah, I know, that's what makes it funnier to me is that you can take it literally seriously or interpret it otherwise! I suppose if it was worded that "Amy Garnett is England's most prolific international female hooker" then it would be even more obvious!♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:07, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fugging[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:04, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations! A most interesting article and a fascinating read. — Cirt (talk) 19:22, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup error[edit]

Hi there- this is just a quick note to apologise for a small but important mistake in the last WikiCup newsletter; it is not 64 users who will progress to the next round, but 32. J Milburn (talk) 18:45, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ben Maidment[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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review in time
Thank you for spontaneously reviewing St Matthew Passion structure and helping it to a Main page appearance on Good Friday that made history, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 88th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:12, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Three years ago ... and Happy Easter! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:16, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

St John Passion[edit]

The question of Talk:All Glory, Laud and Honour regarding Bach is open. Which of the chorales in St John Passion structure would it be? Please clarify that Bach didn't use anything in English. Does "use" perhaps only mean: used the concept of the text, in the opening movement? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply on my talk, please let's keep it here. How would Bach use the tune of something English? You might say that one chorale is on the same tune, - they sang many on the same tune. I still don't know which one it would be. - Sorry, I am way to busy to look into your article more deeply, enough to approve or not. What do you think of merging with the Latin? What of stressing that the original author didn't write in English? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:10, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
One more question: "Triumphal entry into Jerusalem". Since when is the entry called "triumphal", in time I mean? I have the feeling that the addition of "triumphal" was well after the hymn was written. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:19, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Hymn found[edit]

I found the connection of All Glory and St John by chance here when I started the hymn that Bach actually used. Please take the refs from the linked article to explain how that melody was composed in 1613 and sung in the Middle Ages, or am I confused? Well, all is possible if the Middle Ages people sing in English ;) - Did you see that I use {{infobox musical composition}} for hymns? -Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:46, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley[edit]

slakrtalk / 10:43, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for All Glory, Laud and Honour[edit]

slakrtalk / 09:58, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

I wonder what tune in which language he sang ;) - DYK ... that Bach composed Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, for Palm Sunday as his first cantata for the Schloßkirche (pictured) of the court in Weimar? - That was in 2011, with a cute edit, which made me insert a pic of the entry, with a donkey (although the time of the painting doesn't match that of the composition). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:39, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ride On, Ride On in Majesty![edit]

slakrtalk / 17:43, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

All Glory, Laud and Honor[edit]

As far as I've been able to tell, the default hymnal for the LDS is the US version, (though I believe there is a separate UK version, at least with different patriotic songs at the end). As such, I believe that the article there should use the US spelling. Also, given that you linked it, can you let me know when you expect to create the article?Naraht (talk) 17:49, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

The string that you wl on the page had a comma after Laud, so it was still red. I have fixed it and directed it to the page for the hymn but with Honor having the American spelling. See https://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/all-glory-laud-and-honor?lang=eng for the default spelling (American) for the LDS church.Naraht (talk) 17:57, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Quod scripsi, scripsi[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 17:32, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for All Creatures of Our God and King[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:33, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Jesus Christ is Risen Today[edit]

Thanks for helping the wiki on Easter Sunday Victuallers (talk) 08:18, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thine Be the Glory[edit]

Happy Easter and have a good Sunday Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Easter hymns[edit]

I can't believe that we have no cat Category:Easter hymns. You made most, will you create it? I have a red link (needs a review) ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:21, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

DYKs and the WikiCup[edit]

Hi- I was just looking through some of the DYKs you've submitted this round, and I note that there has been some concern with a number of them concerning inadequate length/sourcing. As I'm sure you know, we've had problems with articles that aren't quite ready being submitted to DYK as a part of the WikiCup in the past- in the interests of avoiding this sort of controversy in the future, could you please do what you can to ensure that articles are "ready" before submitting them? You're welcome to message me if you'd like a second pair of eyes on a particular article. I hope it won't be necessary, but the judges can and will remove articles from your submission page if we feel that substandard articles are being submitted. J Milburn (talk) 19:42, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

I'm seeing people raising issues on a number of the nomination pages- In my experience, you generally shouldn't need much discussion at DYK noms (for comparison, here are my five most recent: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). I've not looked at these issues in depth, but a glance suggests that the concerns may have some merit. Take Template:Did you know nominations/Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!- the nomination page is actually longer than the article, and the article required a number of edits from others; looking at it now, I'm still hardly convinced by the sources. A lot of the articles are extremely short, and others have commented on this (this is something which has attracted some ire in the past- large numbers of short articles submitted as part of the WikiCup). On more than one occasion, you've been questioned on less-than-stellar sourcing: Template:Did you know nominations/Church of St Mary the Virgin, Fawsley and Template:Did you know nominations/The Oval Gasholders are recent examples. I'm not saying that these are terrible articles, I'm just saying that it may be worth spending a little more time on future submissions before nominating them. I hope this is a little clearer. J Milburn (talk) 21:50, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
I understand that mistakes happen, and I understand that some articles are going to be shorter than others. I'm just trying to alert you to a possible problem before it happens. The WikiCup is coming under fire at the moment, and I don't want the issue of poor DYKs to raise its head again. J Milburn (talk) 22:10, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 15:25, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Billy Boys[edit]

The C of E, your most recent edit of this article, to the lyrics, has left the ending looking very odd: it ends with a colon, and nothing after it. Please clean this up right away. If it's still like this, it's going to stand in the way of the DYK nomination getting promoted for a set on May 3. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:43, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Digby Tatham-Warter[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:00, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Review[edit]

Hello The C of E, can you review Template:Did you know nominations/Gustav Scholz. I hope you would.--Skr15081997 (talk) 13:52, 3 May 2014 (UTC) I would be very thankful to you if you review the above DYK nom.--Skr15081997 (talk) 08:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 April newsletter[edit]

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

192 was our lowest qualifying score, again showing that this WikiCup is the most competitive ever. In previous years, 123 (2013), 65 (2012), 41 (2011) or 100 (2010) secured a place in Round 3. Pool H was the strongest performer, with all but one of its members advancing, while only the two highest scorers in Pools G and F advanced. At the end of June, 16 users will advance into the semi-finals. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talkemail), The ed17 (talkemail) and Miyagawa (talkemail) 17:57, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Onward, Christian Pilgrims[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Onward, Christian Pilgrims at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:51, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Exeter Chiefs[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Exeter Chiefs at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Sven Manguard Wha? 02:01, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Specially, it is not large enough to qualify for a 5x expansion. Sven Manguard Wha? 02:01, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Onward, Christian Pilgrims[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:03, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Hong Kong & Unionism[edit]

Hello, I would just like to say that I too believe HK should be a British Overseas Territory and although I assume you believe it as some post-imperialist dream (is this so?), I believe it is best for the people of Hong Kong who genuinely want to be free from China. I found your user-page rather interesting due to your imperialism - I assume you are Euro-Sceptic/Anti-European then (and no longer Conservative)? (Considering UKIP promise Commonwealth Unification). Italay90 (talk) 15:28, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

VR 08[edit]

I'll get to the review sometimes tomorrow. I have a big econ final to study for right now so I'll focus on that when I am free after noon on Friday. Thanks again for the review though, must appreciated.--20:04, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Fixed issues.--WillC 06:46, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
I can pick up 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence tonight since Plastic confuses me a bit and this one seems straight forward. Thanks for passing it.--WillC 22:02, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
See review page for issues.--WillC 07:24, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Exeter Chiefs[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 09:38, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wrestlinglover -- Wrestlinglover (talk) 22:21, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Stan's World Cup Song[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Stan's World Cup Song at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Jinkinson talk to me 03:02, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Just to let you know that the DYK review wasn't complete. I moved it back to the May 12 noms pending a fuller review. Yoninah (talk) 22:46, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Please see new note on DYK nomination page. Yoninah (talk) 20:28, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Seagull editor warning[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of The Summons (hymn) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! <-- the impersonal template is trying to tell you that I think I improved the article but in doing so I broke it for DYK. Kiss,kiss [Exit Belle pursued by bear] Belle (talk) 14:54, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Our Man Bashir[edit]

Please see note on DYK nomination page. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 16:51, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Billy Boys[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikiproject[edit]

Flag of Guernsey.svg Hello! I thought you may be interested in joining WikiProject Channel Islands. We work on creating, expanding and making general changes to articles related to the Channel Islands. If you would be interested in joining feel free to visit the Project Page. Thank You!

Sent you this as you expressed interest at the proposal. Best, Matty.007 18:19, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

question on source in Cogito ergo sum[edit]

Your July 11 2011 inclusion of the quote "It can also be considered that Cogito ergo sum is needed before any living being can go further in life" citing Vesey's Developing Consciousness, p. 16. That text does not appear there. Can you identify a proper source? humanengr (talk) 22:56, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Good Old Arsenal[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2014 FA Cup Final[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:17, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Flag of Akrotiri and Dhekelia[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:19, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/NXT Arrival[edit]

Please add to your review a check for close paraphrasing. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:28, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of King's shilling[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of King's shilling at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 23:53, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Namibia, Land of the Brave[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:32, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup and DYKs[edit]

Hi C of E- I'm here to mention your DYKs again. As with last time, it's not that there are absolutely ridiculous problems; I'm just hoping you can become aware of the issues before there is a real problem. I'm sure you're aware of the incredibly intensive and critical attention that another WikiCup competitor has faced over concerns not dissimilar to concerns raised about some of your articles, and I wouldn't want to see another WikiCup participant have to go through that. Basically, I'm left feeling that you've submitted these articles to T:TDYK before they are ready. Looking at your nominations from this round, BlueMoonset seems to have raised legitimate concerns with a number of your articles, there are some moderately serious sourcing issues (one was raised here) and Sven was quite right to point out that this hook was nominated prematurely- you shouldn't nominate an article for a DYK appearance until you're happy that it's ready to go on the main page. Your articles also sometimes contain silly mistakes which should be caught by a quick read-through- for example, misused apostrophes in this article. Let me be clear- I'm not trying to accuse you of anything, I'm asking you to be a little more judicious about your sources and to be more careful that your articles are ready for reader eyes before nominating them. Again, if we (the judges) feel that you are causing problems by nominating premature articles at T:TDYK, we will remove them from your submission page. J Milburn (talk) 19:31, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Mourneview Park DYK[edit]

Thanks. I just don't understand how you're checking for close paraphrasing with a "sample sentence" in this and other reviews. All the sentences need to be checked! Yoninah (talk) 10:24, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Please see new note under Template:Did you know nominations/Mourneview Park. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 20:11, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
...and another new note... Yoninah (talk) 21:21, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Boole & Babbage[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:14, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence[edit]

The article 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Wrestlinglover -- Wrestlinglover (talk) 06:01, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

Hi, just wanted to say that it takes a very long time for your talk page to reload after I file a comment. Please consider archiving! :) Yoninah (talk) 22:49, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

The Summons (hymn)[edit]

The C of E, as your recent edit clearly started from your own previous version, completely ignoring the copyedits I made (in addition to the deletions and moves), I have reverted. Please be sure to see my original comments on the Talk page, and be prepared to explain there why the copyedits were reverted to unnecessarily wordy text if you are thinking of reverting again or otherwise ignoring every single one of the changes I made. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:00, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mourneview Park[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:52, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Don't Mention the World Cup[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Don't Mention the World Cup at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:14, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of everything. Would you like this moved to the special holding area for June 14 or June 16? Yoninah (talk) 22:52, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

The Summons nom[edit]

Hi, C of E. Thanks for the thanks-click. Please may I suggest another ALT on this nom, avoiding direct mention of religious issues? For example a hook that says the hymn was written by blah from the Iona community, or something similar? That fact is already mentioned and cited in the article, and it would give people one less thing to vent their religious or non-religious feelings on. If you want to do this, I suggest that you just post the ALT without comment, and I'll review it in the normal, objective way. I just want to cut through the time-wasting and get the job done. Cheers. --Storye book (talk) 10:31, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Please ignore the above, which was written just before the nom was passed and put in the queue by admin. Cheers. --Storye book (talk) 12:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Summons (hymn)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:05, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2014–15 RFU Championship[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 16:02, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Stan's World Cup Song[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Don't Mention the World Cup[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Jailbait[edit]

Hi there. You recently formally closed this DYK nomination, after User:Mangoe boldly redirected it to a dab page. For the last four days a debate has been going on on the articles talk page regarding whether this redirect was appropriate, with Mangoe maintaining it was the right thing to do and myself and another user disagreeing. Now a fourth editor has come in and reverted the redirect. Anyway, assuming the article remains how it is, how do I go about renominating it for DYK? Do you re-open the closed nomination? Or do I created "Template:Did you know nominations/Jailbait (2nd nomination)". It is currently 6 days since I expanded it, though I am very much hoping I would be given some leeway if it goes over 7 days due to extenuating circumstances. Please advise and thanks for your time. Note: I have also contacted User:Mandarax about this, as he is the one who closed the DYK following your rejection. This hasn't happened to me before, so I don't really know what to do about it. Freikorp (talk) 23:42, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:01, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tony Henry (singer)[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 20:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mungu ibariki Afrika[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mungu ibariki Afrika at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Redtigerxyz Talk 06:11, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury[edit]

The article Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Kent vs Lancashire at Canterbury for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:41, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Billy Boys[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Billy Boys you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:00, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Plastic Brit[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Plastic Brit you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:21, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Billy Boys[edit]

The article Billy Boys you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Billy Boys for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:22, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Plastic Brit[edit]

The article Plastic Brit you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Plastic Brit for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Adam Cuerden -- Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:02, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Soccer kick[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:39, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mungu ibariki Afrika[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:47, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 June newsletter[edit]

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

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

The judges would like to remind participants to update submission pages promptly. This means that content can be checked, and allows those following the competition (including those participating) to keep track of scores effectively. This round has seen discussion about various aspects of the WikiCup's rules and procedures. Those interested in the competition can be assured that formal discussions about how next year's competition will work will be opened shortly, and all are welcome to voice their views then. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 18:48, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Arsenal F.C.–Stoke City F.C. rivalry[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:39, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ko e Iki he Lagi[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Arsenal F.C.–Stoke City F.C. rivalry for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Arsenal F.C.–Stoke City F.C. rivalry 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/Arsenal F.C.–Stoke City F.C. rivalry 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 high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. GiantSnowman 08:19, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

QPQ[edit]

Sir, please may you explain what "QPQ" is in relation to my DYK. Thank you. '''tAD''' (talk) 12:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

I found out myself and reviewed your own nomination of Alex Rae. '''tAD''' (talk) 12:31, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikicup semifinalists interview request[edit]

As you may know, I write for the Signpost, basically Wikipedia's newsletter. I'd like to do a feature on the semifinalists, would you be willing to provide, say, 250 to 500 words saying: (1.) Why did you join the Wikicup? (2.) What you you hope to get out of it? and (3.) Which of your contributions to the Wikicup are your favourites?

Not quite sure how I'll order them - I'll probably make the ed17 decide, as, you know, Conflict of Interest: I am a semifinalist. I'd imagine point order or alphabetical or the like.

Can you please reply at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-30/Wikicup#The C of E? Thanks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Seal of Niue[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 05:40, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Alex Rae (rugby union)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:43, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-07-30/Wikicup[edit]

If you don't object, I'm going to put "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" into quotes, as it's a song title. I remember that incident, by the way. Oh god, the stupid everywhere. I mean, there was a valid point to the objections. All the really stupid arguments have, at their core, a valid point. It keeps them going far too long, and gives people reign to create vast conspiracy theories. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

By the way, you must know an organist. You should see about filming a couple hymns being played on the organ, then submit them to WP:Featured pictures. Moving pictures count. (I would love to get featured sounds back up, but that probably isn't happening anytime soon - reopening something is a nightmare. Kind of annoyed about that - when I left for a long Wikibreak, I got an arbitrator to promise to look after featured sounds and featured sounds on the main page, and he did nothing, and without me there to push it, and no additional exposure, it failed. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Leader of Alderney[edit]

Hi C of E -

Do you mind if I try my hand at a little table revision (e.g., adding a few refs, a few missing names, etc.) in the FLC? Anything you don't like/agree with feel free to remove, no hard feelings at all...-Godot13 (talk) 20:11, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

WikiCup 2014 September newsletter[edit]

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

Signups for the 2015 WikiCup are open. All Wikipedians, new and experienced, are warmly invited to sign up for the competition. Wikipedians interested in friendly competition may also like to sign up for the GA Cup, a new WikiCup-inspired competition which revolves around completing good article reviews. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

The Avenue[edit]

Your creation of this page before the 2011 election is full of selective WP:BIAS with no mention that the party in power, the Conservatives, refused London Irish. HM Planning Inspectorate granted it. However given the lack of demolition of tower blocks in the borough and of course the prospect of an incinerator in the borough, you are totally fair in doing so. Just to warn you though someone less fair will take it down. The stadium is no longer there. - Adam37 Talk 17:45, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Your slipping up[edit]

The IPs other edits where not up to consensus either :) Murry1975 (talk) 17:57, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup award[edit]

Awarded to The C of E for participating in the 2014 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 21:26, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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

A full list of our prize-winners follows:

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

DYK for Come, Ye Thankful People, Come[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:07, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Evan Dimas[edit]

Hi, I have seen that for the DYK for Evan Dimas template you mention that it needs a QPQ and need more characters. Could you explain how much characters are needed and what is a QPQ? For the picture I will try find some good quality free license picture. Cheers!! MbahGondrong (talk) 17:08, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of St. Ouen F.C. for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article St. Ouen F.C. 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/St. Ouen F.C. 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 high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkudlick (talkcontribs) 15:06, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

DYK for See, Amid the Winter's Snow[edit]

Harrias talk 00:02, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Archive this page and no interfering with the interface.[edit]

WP:TALKCOND says that archival should start occurring at 75K. Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 117#Talk page size as a result of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive267#User talk:Hullaballoo Wolfowitz archival is an example of the communities position that large talk pages that disrupt users' abilities to communicate with each other on talk pages will not be tolerated. WP:SMI happens to be the guideline that says that you can't have your flag that interferes with the interface covering up the software's navigational links on the left sidebar. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:44, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 launch newsletter[edit]

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

Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round, and one of the new changes this year is that all scores must be claimed within two weeks of an article's promotion or appearance, so don't forget to add them to your submissions pages! 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 GAN, 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. Good luck! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Miyagawa (talk · contribs) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs)
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W. G. Grace in the 1878 English cricket season[edit]

Hi and thanks for starting the review. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need any sources clarifying, etc. I don't use the site as much nowadays as formerly but I generally keep an eye on my watchlist so I should never be too long in replying. Thanks again. Jack | talk page 12:00, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Karl Haitana[edit]

Harrias talk 00:01, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Soccer kick[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Soccer kick you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of PRehse -- PRehse (talk) 11:21, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello there. I have been asked to take over the review. I have made comments pertaining to five of the six criteria, which you can find at the review page. I will be posting my remaining findings in due course. Thanks, C679 21:53, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Mixed martial arts category and Soccer Kick[edit]

I removed the Mixed martial arts category because it was the only technique article under the main heading and it just seemed out of place - kick being enough. I do see your point and am thinking of creating an new category Mixed martial art techniques and including such articles as Stomp, etc. Would that make sense?Peter Rehse (talk) 11:22, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Done - that brings it in line with several other martial arts such as judo, grappling, karate. It will need to be populated.Peter Rehse (talk) 10:22, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus DYK nomination query[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! HelenOnline 12:47, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Evan Dimas[edit]

Are you still interested in reviewing this? The QPQ has been supplied, and a note says the other issues were addressed. If not, please let me know and I'll add it to the list of old noms needing a review. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:37, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Lord's Slope[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:28, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Top Totty at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Philafrenzy (talk) 00:49, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Soccer kick[edit]

The article Soccer kick you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Soccer kick for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of PRehse -- PRehse (talk) 13:40, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Northern Ireland Women's Football Association[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:59, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Soccer kick[edit]

The article Soccer kick you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Soccer kick for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of PRehse -- PRehse (talk) 07:41, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:30, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Shankill United Predators F.C.[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Matt Macey[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email)

Thanks for your assistance! Miyagawa (talk) on behalf of Wikipedia:WikiCup.

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DYK for 2015 Football League Cup Final[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

DRV[edit]

DRV ain't necessary to userfy an A7 deleted article, just ask the deleting admin or any of the suckers in Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to provide copies of deleted articles. Anyways, I undeleted and moved the article to User:The C of E/Mid-Ulster Football Association, though it's got basically nothing. WilyD 15:12, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Holm Park[edit]

Harrias talk 17:33, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Broadmoor Sirens[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:01, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Passion hymn[edit]

You wrote about a Passion hymn, so did I, and there are more. In German they are in de:Kategorie:Passionslied. What do you think of a category? A list or article? At least a paragraph in Passion (music) which seems not really Passion music? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:21, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Villa/West Brom DYK[edit]

Sorted the hook now. I Was surprised this article never existed before (or at least in an article on all derbies in the region like we see on West London derby. It seems like it only builds up steam when both teams are strong, and Blues and Wolves weak. '''tAD''' (talk) 20:00, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

By the way sir, I remember your article on the Arsenal and Stoke rivalry. You were really hard done by the deletion process. Sources including the BBC had written that a rivalry existed, albeit nascent. A parallel could be drawn with the Arsenal and MUFC rivalry, which sprouted up when both teams were dominant around 1996 onwards, despite being on separate ends of the country. It was a loss to the website to lose that page. '''tAD''' (talk) 20:50, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for UKIP Calypso[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:37, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Sunday football in Northern Ireland[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:03, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sunday football in Northern Ireland[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Sunday football in Northern Ireland you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Royroydeb -- Royroydeb (talk) 04:01, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Top Totty[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 08:02, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Nick Clegg Says I'm Sorry (The Autotune Remix)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 08:03, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sunday football in Northern Ireland[edit]

The article Sunday football in Northern Ireland you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Sunday football in Northern Ireland for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Royroydeb -- Royroydeb (talk) 08:01, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

QPQ[edit]

Hi, thanks for reviewing my DYK. You mentioned here Template:Did you know nominations/Jeremy Dudziak, a QPQ which I dont know, I mean I dont know what QPQ term is. Can you please tell me. Thanks RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 05:26, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Lift High the Cross[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:02, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Christ the Lord Is Risen Again![edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 00:02, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Happy Easter![edit]

All the best! "Carry me down, carry me down; carry me down into the wiki!" (talk) 01:06, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Kick (association football)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 17:02, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Net worth...[edit]

From the looks of it, it seems like you haven't been viewing this article for awhile, but I would like a few suggestions for the List of heads of state and government by net worth. I know there have been some discussions in the past about sources so I was wondering if you could take a look at them to see what is reliable and what could be used. Also, what makes a source reliable when it comes to estimating net worth?--ZiaLater (talk) 18:45, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Sorry but I won't be able to review the hook. I respect the suggestion of the other user that a different reviewer is now needed. Thank you '''tAD''' (talk) 19:07, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for The Airfield[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Hastings Line PR[edit]

I've got this watchlisted. Have answered one point you raised and raised a question re another. Mjroots (talk) 06:21, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Statue of Paul Kruger[edit]

Allen3 talk 12:11, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:48, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for The God of Abraham Praise[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:25, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Thomas Olivers[edit]

Harrias talk 20:10, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 12-6 elbow[edit]

Harrias talk 07:32, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

Dyk100CE.svg The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Okay, so this is LONG overdue. I was just going through the list, and noticed that somehow you had not received this award. So, congratulations on 100 DYKs (even though you almost have 200 already...)! Your articles always have an "Ooo factor", and so frequently a "How come we've only just got an article on that?! Well done! Harrias talk 19:47, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for May God have mercy upon your soul[edit]

Thanks for your help with this great project Victuallers (talk) 08:03, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 2015 FA Cup Final[edit]

Your help is appreciated Victuallers (talk) 09:02, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Article : Fucking Hell[edit]

Thanks for your edit, however I belive some of the content you added was not appropriate, so I reverted it, if you think I made a mistake, then you are welcome to leave a polite message at my talk page. Thank You TeaLover1996 (talk) 22:34, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Great Britain national rugby union team (sevens)[edit]

Thanks for helping with the main page Victuallers (talk) 23:34, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Great Britain women's national rugby union team (sevens)[edit]

Thanks for helping with the main page Victuallers (talk) 23:34, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 2015–16 Arsenal F.C. season[edit]

Thanks for this Victuallers (talk) 21:52, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Praise To the Living God[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Praise To the Living God at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:09, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Please see new note on DYK nomination template. Yoninah (talk) 21:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Praise to the Living God[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:26, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 2015–16 RFU Championship[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 13:07, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 21:55, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

DYK for 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand[edit]

Thanks for your help with the project Victuallers (talk) 01:52, 24 July 2015 (UTC)