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And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.
Our top scorers in Round 1 were:
- L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
- Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
- MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
- Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
- Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
- Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).
These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!
Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. 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. 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 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. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).
Hi! I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a GA review for Derrick Barnes? Another editor has put a lot of work has gone into it recently but since I helped some with the article's beginnings I think I am conflicted from doing the review myself. I appreciated your knowledge when you did a GA review of mine and so I thought of you when trying to think of someone who might be willing to review this one. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 17:47, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
- Shoot, I just saw this Barkeep49! I'll try taking a look later on today if I get the chance! ReaderofthePack(formerly Tokyogirl79) (｡◕‿◕｡) 17:47, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
- Barkeep49 - I've started the review! ReaderofthePack(formerly Tokyogirl79) (｡◕‿◕｡) 21:22, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- ReaderofthePack, it's great that you've taken this one on, but please don't edit the Wikipedia:Good article nominations to say so. That page is refreshed by bot every 20 minutes, so your insertion did not survive the bot's next run. (It's a page that shouldn't be edited at all, since the bot does all the work.) Thanks again for doing this review! BlueMoonset (talk) 23:48, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
April editathons at Women in Red
(Please excuse this post if it is a duplicate!)
Children's Literature Newsletter March 2019
I had expressed my dissatisfaction with WikiEd years ago. I still think a poor job is being done, likely due to bad leadership from the very top. I appreciate your efforts to plug holes in the program to keep us afloat but I think the people in charge need to change course. If you're ever planning to attend some DC events please let me know so I can join you. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:43, 23 April 2019 (UTC)