User talk:Thine Antique Pen

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Italian provinces[edit]

I am thinking of further expanding a few of your Italian province stub expansions. I do not intend to claim anything for my work on them in the Stub Contest, but propose to put them forward as joint DYKs if you are happy with that arrangement. I have made a start with Province of Sondrio. The reason I am suggesting this is that they are very good scorers in the WikiCup, which is about to enter its final round.They have both language and age bonuses and should score about 25 points each as opposed to a new article's score of 5. Do you object to having a few extra (joint) DYKs? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:05, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Cwmhiraeth:. I would be absolutely fine with that arrangement. Good luck at the WikiCup! Thine Antique Pen (talk) 13:09, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
@Cwmhiraeth: Thanks for nominating those. Could you take another look at Perijá tapaculo? I had dropped you an email but figured you prefer talk pages. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 11:05, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
I'll have a look. I was having so much junk mail that I was put off from looking in my inbox and have now changed my email address. You seem to have been working hard at expanding stubs! :) Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Ah, okay - I think I sent it to your old email address. I decided to expand some of my own stubs, which opened up a large number of potential expansions. I'm unsure about the image placement in Perijá tapaculo; I've had to place {{clear}} in the description section to make sure that the image on the left does not interfere with the ecology/behaviour section. It was suggested that the image of the juvenile bird be placed in the taxobox, although I'm unsure of this. Thanks. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 11:40, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

No bullets in ships infoboxes[edit]

I gather that you didn't realize that Wikipedia:WikiProject Ships/Guidelines forbids bullets in infoboxes. FYI.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:58, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

I'll go over my expansions later today. Thanks for that. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 17:01, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Be advised that there's no such thing as "beam length" or "draught length" as used in your UCII-class articles, only beam and draught (which it would be nice if you linked). Be sure to see if you used that same formulation in your other uboat articles.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 19:39, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll perform some replacements soon. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 19:45, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Done. I've got some infobox-related edits to make to the articles in the future. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 21:07, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I've got a few fixes to do myself. Amazing how an undetected error in one bit can spread like wildfire once you go crazy with copy-paste.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 21:52, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I figured that you hadn't given up quite so early, but at least you didn't drop them on us at the last minute. And I'm practically out of ships while I expect that there are even more species of fungi that you could expand. Well played, sir.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 17:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
I had nearly given up, until I spotted these and found them as good candidates for expansion. Thanks. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 17:30, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Iris Class Tenders[edit]

Hello! I noticed you added a bunch of info to some pages I had created. Question for ya... It looks like it is just the same information on each page. Wouldn't it be better to have an actual Iris-class buoy tender page (that is just a redirect at the moment) that has this information instead of duplicating the same info? I'm curious what your thoughts are. Hoping you are well. --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:29, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I hope you are well too. I agree that it would be a good idea to have a larger article describing all the relevant details of the class as a whole, along with its development and strategic significance. I'll look into this at a later date, but also believe in having basic information in the article of each ship. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 20:36, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 August 2015[edit]

Articles you contributed to have been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

DYK for Province of Bologna[edit]

Allen3 talk 11:03, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Province of Lodi[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:18, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Province of Isernia[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 September newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DYK for Perijá tapaculo[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Province of Pescara[edit]

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

DYK for Province of Pavia[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

The Center Line: Summer 2015[edit]

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