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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter

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) 17:28, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Invitation

DYK away! TCO (talk) 18:45, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Lukas Reiter

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Recolored Flag of Canada

I wasn't sure exactly where on the page you wanted the flag, so I'll just link it here. FrigidNinja 00:30, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Template:Romeo and Juliet

I've removed three operas from that template because they are not based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Two of them are based on the 1530 novella Giulietta by Luigi da Porto. The third one, A Village Romeo and Juliet is based on a Swiss short-story by Gottfried Keller. Simply because a work has Romeo/Juliet/Capulet/Montague in the title, or its plot alludes to the Romeo and Juliet story (which was not original to Shakespeare), does not mean that it is based on that play. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 08:43, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Signalling theory

... is I hope ready for your attention again! Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:08, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

I think all comments have been answered - are we each waiting for the other to do something? If so, let me know what you'd like done! All the best - Chiswick Chap (talk) 07:07, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Chicago museum navboxes

FYI, there seem to be two navboxes for Chicago museums. The other is Template:Chicago mci. A lot of articles now have both navboxes. Zagalejo^^^ 22:35, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

I don't know what the scope was meant to be. User:Kjkjl555 seems to have left. I guess I don't care which one we use, but we only need one or the other. Zagalejo^^^ 22:47, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
That's fine if we use yours, but we need to do something about the other one. Zagalejo^^^ 22:54, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

RFC

I haven't actually closed an RFC until now. I just followed the instructions here. I don't think I really need to use any admin tools. If I screwed something up, just let me know. Zagalejo^^^ 05:29, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry - I just saw this and now it has already been closed. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:10, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I added a link to the new discussion in my closing notice. Zagalejo^^^ 00:42, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 March 2013

RE: Talk:Nik Stauskas/GA1

I reviewed the article based on the current revision. The review should be good. Albacore (talk) 19:03, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans 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) 04:53, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Howard

You seemed to be making a lot of changes to the article, so I held back for a bit, and then just forgot about it. I'll take another look soon. Zagalejo^^^ 17:51, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

I'll strike some resolved items, but the big thing that's holding me back is the general flow and readability of the article. Some areas are still very choppy and unfocused. Zagalejo^^^ 05:14, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I saw that Figureskatingfan was doing a lot of work. I'll try to look things over when I get a chance. Zagalejo^^^ 23:29, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Dusable Museum

If we need to discuss it further, I have opened a section on the article talk page. That paragraph, I have added to, is about the first museum, which was located on S. Michigan. The cite I added from the Chicago Landmark page even has a picture of students visiting the first museum. This is an important part of the museums history. So, hopefully we can reach agreement on this. Thanks. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 01:14, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 March 2013

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Thanks

Hi Tony, thanks so much for the Four Award. Here's my commentary about the experience: [1] You are truly awesome, and a credit to this project--and I'm not just saying that 'cause you gave me an award. Thanks also for the encouragement to give to your fellow editors; it's truly appreciated, at least by me, and sorely needed. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 15:47, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of The Racketeer (novel)

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of The Racketeer (novel) 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! AgneCheese/Wine 17:19, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Talkback

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Drmies (talk) 14:40, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Chicago

I have not able to re-schedule my train to Chicago. Since Monday will be an awkward day to ask anyone to meet up, why don't we save the trouble for later? I'll probably be in Chicago over the summer. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 16:10, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Input requested

Given your prior participation in a basketball category related discussion, your input is requested at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2013 March 19#Portland, Oregon sports players. Thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 18:32, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Good Article Nominations Request For Comment

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A 'Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.

At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.

If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.

Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.

The Signpost: 18 March 2013

Howard FAC

Hi Tony, here's the mail: [2] Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 15:32, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Photo for Tony Mitchell?

I know you're pretty good at getting free use photos, is there a chance you could sleuth one out for Tony Mitchell? He's a sure-fire draft pick in June and it'd be nice if his article had a pic for when that happens. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:23, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

I've scoured through flickr per your search suggestion. Here are the best four photos I found of him (listed in order from my personal preferences): [3] [4] [5] [6]. Jrcla2 (talk) 14:19, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Collapsible option

Hi, since {{collapsible option}} is a form of documentation, then if the template already has some documentation, the {{collapsible option}} should go inside that, as here. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:53, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Please talk to User:Frietjes. She writes the code I use.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:57, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
OK, have done. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:01, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
it's going to be hard to write something that always figures out exactly where the place it within the {{documentation}} template, but I will see what I can do. If you have any suggestions, let me know (the script is User:Frietjes/TT.js). Frietjes (talk) 19:05, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Three of the templates I am watching, suddenly have been changed- the Edit summary does explain why, and as this at times breaks the documentation I thing we are entitled to know the where the consensus was established. The change itself seems fine- but if it extends out of navboxes then I have templates that will be destroyed by inserting an extra parameter in the first ten.-- Clem Rutter (talk) 10:37, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
These {{co}} edits are a form of documentation. I could not imagine that consensus would be against them. However, as I stated above, I am not the author of the code used for these edits. Please communicate with User:Frietjes on how these edits might be more palatable to you.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 13:53, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 March 2013

A kitten for you!

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From WikiProject Sociology, which also studies the cultural artifacts such as lolcats, for your contributions (Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Sociology#Templates_needing_development).

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:22, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmmm, lolcats are as close as I've come to studying cats in my field of sociology. If I ever find anything more tiger-related, I'll make sure to drop you a note! (In Poland, the closest thing we have is a lynx... not much help from that front, either! - but you are welcome to take a look at the navboxes at WP:POLAND!). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:51, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2013 March newsletter

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) 22:33, 31 March 2013 (UTC)