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WikiCup 2013 February newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

Other contributors of note include:

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

March sees the WikiWomen's History Month, a series of collaborative efforts to aid 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) 11:53, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks bud! I literally wanted to pull out my hair during the FAC process, but I'm glad I didn't! LOL. It was well worth the wait! :) -- Bollywood Dreamz talk 19:05, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Enjoy your break — you deserve it Till 09:22, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

That orange box at the top is tempting me!! Thanks Till! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 19:54, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Imran Khan PR[edit]

Hey Wikipedian Penguin! I would greatly appreciate if you could offer your inputs here! Thanks GleekVampire | talk! 08:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Talk[edit]

Hi WP! Please, list your comments here.Prashant    15:33, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

GA Notice[edit]

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Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Space Bound in which you've been a major contributor, and has been nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period.

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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) 22:30, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

What's up?[edit]

Hey, how are you feeling? :D I missed you loads. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:14, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Jivesh, it has been a while. Hopefully I can get back to editing without Wikipedia frustrating me. Also looking forward to The Queen's new album! How have things been in your neck of the woods? —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 10:44, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
So happy to hear from you. I am so excited for the single. Everything is fine except that I slipped down six or seven stairs today morning. It hurts so so so bad. :P Jivesh1205 (Talk) 17:13, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Guys calm down, it seems that your Queen doesn't plan a new album any soon, she just re-released 4... still wondering WTF? — Tomíca(T2ME) 17:22, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Tom, here you go. And it's not Beyonce but Sasha who is back. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 17:41, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
That happens to be a Pepsi commercial. Or that's what I have heard. — Tomíca(T2ME) 19:00, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
And Pepsi precised that the single is going to be in the commercial. Plus B's choreographer confirmed it is the single's beat. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:37, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
You fell down the stairs? Are you OK? —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 04:55, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I did. :P To tell you frankly, it still pains a lot momentarily. My left elbow got slightly dislocated. So, I can hardly bend my left arm but I am ok. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:08, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
P.S Seems like you inspired someone? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 07:18, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Lol Vikipedian. xD Let's wait and see what Sasha is doing, and btw, get well soon Jivesh ;) ! — Tomíca(T2ME) 08:00, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, get well soon. Hah, I guess I won't need my sandbox anymore. The editor's doing a great job. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 12:48, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Come online ![edit]

Tomíca(T2ME) 12:50, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 6, No. 1 — 1st Quarter, 2013
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Ping Me...[edit]

... When You Are Online. URGENT. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:14, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

So sorry, Jivesh. I've been experiencing some personal struggles outside Wikipedia. What did I miss? —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 08:56, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Legolas wants to talk to us. He wants a group chat on MSN. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 10:54, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
That's too bad for me. He's awake when I'm not. I hope we can try during the weekend. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 10:41, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Have you seen it? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 19:38, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Wow, they finally made an H&M ad starring her! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 19:51, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
The song's pre-chorus and chorus sound really catchy. Her sexy breathing which opens the song... Oh my god. And she really looks good. :D Jivesh1205 (Talk) 19:59, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

God of War FAC[edit]

Notifying you that God of War (video game) is up for FAC again. --JDC808 20:47, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Ping. --JDC808 17:27, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations on your new FA, JDC808! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 10:58, 12 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) 15:54, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Hey man! I'm missing your useful advices. Hope you get back soon. Lordelliott (talk) 18:07, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Lordelliot! Rest assured I will be continuing my review and finishing it. I hate giving excuses, but I've been so worked up with school stuff that I completely forgot. Sorry about that. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 10:57, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Demi Lovato[edit]

Hello! I see that you are quite involved with music-related articles, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in taking on my GAN for Demi Lovato. (No hard feelings if you're not interested, I promise!) WikiRedactor (talk) 20:24, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi WikiRedactor! I'd love to take on the review, but unfortunately I'm very tight on time right now and have a peer review to finish. I'm very sorry to disappoint you. No hard feelings! Cheers, —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 19:25, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment session...you can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 14:40, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

WELCOME BACK[edit]

!!! :D :D :D :D Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:43, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Tomíca(T2ME) 16:45, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Wow, hey guys. You're sill here on Wikipedia! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 10:28, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
I am :D... Jivesh is not, he is just stalking around :P ! — Tomíca(T2ME) 10:37, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
One word: exams. They distract you from the world around you. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 10:39, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
IK! My exams are finally over, so I breath freely now :) — Tomíca(T2ME) 13:06, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi WP. I missed you so much. I missed you a lot. Where were you buddy? That black banner is for .... Well, I don't know myself. Perhaps it's my way of getting rid of my frustration. :P Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:28, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Finished school. I'm so happy with how my marks turned out. The wikibreak was well worth it. I hope you've vented your frustration and plan on being active. I'll be gone on vacation until July 9, and I really want us to work together. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 16:30, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
WP, your education is more valuable than Wikipedia. Do your best there. :D Maybe we will soon work together. We have yet to decide on which article. I am very impatient to do "If I Were a Boy". I also have some information to expand "Best Thing I Never Had". You will be on vacation as from the date you mentioned or as from today? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:33, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
From the 24th of June. I really want to finish the Cher peer review (have kept Lordelliot waiting for too long) ASAP. I'm just bored of Love the Way You Lie, so anything. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 16:36, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Don't you you want to see LTWYL as an FA someday? I mean you worked so extensively on it. Anyway, I am very happy that your results brought you immense satisfaction. Was it your final year? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:39, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Two more years left. Next year's marks are more important (they matter for uni), so the real fight begins then. :) —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 16:42, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

WP, give your best in your studies. Your future depends on your results. :D By the way, what are your thoughts on "Standing on the Sun"? And the commercial? Sorry if I have already asked you about it. :P Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:45, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Is that the H&M one? —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 16:51, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Several snippets of the song have surfaced online. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 16:59, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Not as good as some of her previous work, but still quite good. Maybe I'll learn to love it. Can't wait for the album! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 19:58, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
I simply love it but I don't like "Grown Woman" that much. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:35, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Ping me...[edit]

When you are online and come on Skype/MSN. I want to talk with you. :) — Tomíca(T2ME) 09:35, 21 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) 10:01, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

S&M[edit]

Hi Penguin, Some time ago you commented (and opposed) at FAC on the S&M (song) article. The article is now back at Peer Review, having gone through something of a good copyedit by me, and a further ce/review by Cassianto. The original nominator Aaron is still very much involved in the process and we would both be delighted if you would give any comments you could at the PR, prior to the next attempt at FAC. Many thanks if you are able to help. - SchroCat (talk) 20:47, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello, SchroCat, nice to meet you. I'm happy to see the improvements being made on the "S&M" article and hope to see it promoted to FA status some day. Unfortunately, I'm committed to another peer review at the moment that I would like to finish first. If this peer review is still open then, I would be glad to comment on it. If it is closed, I'll leave comments on the article's talk page. Best of luck. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 01:19, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Hi Penguin, Many thanks. I'm hoping for one more person to come along, so it may still be open when you're done, but if not then I'll drop you a line when we go to FAC, if that's OK? Thanks again - and nice to meet you too! - SchroCat (talk) 19:35, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
As per the above, the article is now at FAC. If you have the chance we'd be delighted to hear your comments. If you're too tied up with other bits and pieces, then it's not a problem at all. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 12:01, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Cher[edit]

Hi! When will we be able to continue our Cher peer review? :) Lordelliott (talk) 15:39, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Where have you been? Lordelliott (talk) 00:26, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

I finally replied to your comments about the "Public image" section. Sorry for the delay; I'm waiting for you to continue the PR. Lordelliott (talk) 23:31, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Please let me know if you are busy lately or if you want me to notify you everytime I respond to your comments on the PR. I would not be bothered to do it, but I don't want to be annoying too. If you are busy, I'll understand. Lordelliott (talk) 20:44, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
I apologize about the slow progress, but we're almost done. I'll try my best to revisit the peer review tomorrow. I have hardly any time anymore on weekdays because of school, studies and work (this is what I get for taking four advanced courses...). The page is on my watch list, so no need to notify me (not that you're annoying, just saving you the trouble haha). The Wikipedian Penguin 00:43, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I've been doing some trimming and paraphrasing work during the last week. I think the article has reduced quite a lot. Now that we're almost done (only the Legacy and Other Interests sections remaining), I'm really excited to re-nominate the article as a FA. That said, I remembered what you've said about present tense when talking about albums/songs/films, so I decided to review the entire article. You can see my changes here. Would you mind reviewing my changes and then telling me if I did something wrong? Also, in this case: "In 2000, Cher released an independent album titled Not.com.mercial, written mostly by her after she had attended a songwriters' conference in 1994; it marked Cher's first attempt at writing most of the tracks for an album" - "marked" should be in present tense? Lordelliott (talk) 19:53, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I'll take a look this weekend. "Marked" should stay as past tense since this is historical information about the album. The Wikipedian Penguin 18:41, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi! I know you are very busy, but I think it's valuable to say that: I just went into internal surgery and I have to remain at rest from now until next week. It is more than enough time to finish our PR. don't you think? So, let me know if you available - of course I'll understand if you are not. Cheers, Lordelliott (talk) 18:57, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Wikipedian Penguin[edit]

In case you didn't know, I have nominated "S&M" for FAC once again. It is the tenth nomination. I have collaborated with the co-nominator on the article, and it has been through a Peer Review, of which several people who are experienced with the process gave help. As you opposed my ninth nomination, I would appreciate if you would re-read the article and give your opinion on how you feel about the article now over at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/S&M (song)/archive10. Thank you.  — AARONTALK 10:23, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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) 23:27, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Nicki Minaj videography[edit]

I currently opened a peer assess for the article Nicki Minaj videography, I was hoping that you could take a look, leave feedback for improvement and contribute to the article where you see it's nessessary. If you can help it would be appreciated. :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Peer_review/Nicki_Minaj_videography/archive1 KaneZolanski (talk) 12:09, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Magia Shakira album[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. I've have started a peer review for Magia (Shakira album), and I was hoping you could look at it and suggest improvements and find some more info from any reliable source that should be included here, if it is not. The review is here. Thank you for your time. EditorEat ma talk page up, scotty! 23:36, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I'm pretty busy nowadays, but I'll try. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 20:04, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Hi, If you get chance, would you consider taking a look at the following peer review request for List of songs written or produced by Naughty Boy? Many thanks → Lil-℧niquԐ 1 - { Talk } - 22:51, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello Lil Unique. I find it difficult to do peer reviews nowadays because of other things and am in the middle of one right now. I can't make promises, but if I'm available, I'll try my best. Cheers. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 20:06, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Heeeeeeeeeeeey[edit]

Come online! — Tomíca(T2ME) 12:40, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Online maybe? — Tomíca(T2ME) 20:46, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Come back if you are here, I had some PC difficulties :/ — Tomíca(T2ME) 21:25, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
A chat maybe? — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:32, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png For copy-editing the lead on "Talk That Talk". I like it buddy ! ^.^ — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:10, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Haha, thanks! So it is "StarGate". —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 00:07, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Indeed is. :D — Tomíca(T2ME) 00:20, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Can you come online? — Tomíca(T2ME) 23:37, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm back.— Tomíca(T2ME) 23:11, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Yuhuu, online? — Tomíca(T2ME) 19:57, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Beyonce Knowles[edit]

Hello! I was thinking of nominating Beyonce Knowles as a FAC and I've set up a peer review (here) to iron out any problems, if you have any thoughts you want to add I'd appreciate it! —JennKR | 23:24, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

You're third in queue I believe! The thing is, I'm quite busy, but I can try sometime later. Best. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 20:08, 29 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) 05:36, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

August 2013[edit]

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Well that's convenient: there's a BracketBot now too, haha. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 20:32, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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BHG[edit]

Hi buddy. I am very well. Thanks. What about you? I agree with you on BHG. But I will be able to help mostly during the weekend. Is that okay? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 15:53, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Great. Please go ahead with the nomination. I will help maximum I can on weekend days. :D Jivesh1205 (Talk) 15:27, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

RE:Recovery booklet[edit]

I sure do (it's hard to believe I've owned it for three years now). The lyrics for "Love the Way You Lie" are on the fourteenth page, although there's a curious formatting quirk: they're written upside down, as the lyrics for the songs in the second half of the album are listed from the end of the booklet to the middle the other way up to the first half of the booklet. Strictly speaking, however, these lyrics are on the fourteenth page from the front of the booklet (the side with the primary cover on it). Good luck with the FAR – I'll try and add some comments soon. I Am RufusConversation is a beautiful thing. 07:32, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Not Afraid.ogg)[edit]

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Template Deletion[edit]

Hello,

As you've previously spoken at template deletion discussion for album track listing templates you may wish to participate at the following discussion Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_September_11#Template:Extra_track_listing → Lil-℧niquԐ 1 - { Talk } - 15:36, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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And as I said, the perfect article called Love the Way You Lie, which was written by you, is now a FA. Congrats bro! And as a matter of fact I am gonna take a tiny credit for it, for finally convincing you to do the nomination. Excellent work bro! — Tomíca(T2ME) 14:19, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Well fuck me. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 14:31, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
LMAO? — Tomíca(T2ME) 14:34, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
On a serious note, no, this would not have happened without your peer pressure. ;) So a big fat thanks and a cheers to that. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 14:37, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
And I drink to that. Cheers! — Tomíca(T2ME) 14:39, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
I'll wait for the FAC to be archived. Then I'll start sending out thank-you letters. (I'm online BTW) —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 14:40, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Congratulations, WP! It's a really nice article, and now an FA. I was planning to make time to do a proper review of it, because I appreciated so much you taking time to do the review for us. But it looks like you got promoted before I had a chance. Great work, I'm really happy for you! Moisejp (talk) 06:31, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
@Moisejp: Thanks so much Moisejp! I was going to ask you to do a review, but I figured you didn't have much time on your hands to do one. But no need to return any favours; I enjoyed reviewing your article, so congrats for that too! —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 09:18, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Ah, the featured article star fits the article perfectly! ^-^ — Tomíca(T2ME) 10:05, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Always first to know, aren't you Tomica, heehee? In other news, it looks like someone vandalized (?) my talk page and it got erased... —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 18:07, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Hehe indeed. Btw, come online. — Tomíca(T2ME) 18:11, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

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You are most welcome[edit]

After all the hard work you put in that amazing article, you truly deserve it. And I am genuinely very happy for you. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 18:23, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Pretty eager to see the star on that article. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 04:07, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Xiaxue is again on peer review![edit]

I hope you remember that you enjoyed reading my short Singapore-related articles. To ensure the fifth (!) GA nomination of Xiaxue is successful, I have made significant changes and filed another peer review, where you are invited to share your feedback. I am also halfway through my rewrite of Kelvin Tan and you may wish to watch that article (blind singers are certainly interesting). --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 11:41, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Oooh another peer review I see. I'll try to post comments when I'm free. Nice getting to see you again, Hildanknight. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 00:19, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for making some small changes to iOS 7. It really helps with the prose. Zach Vega (talk to me) 00:53, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
It suits my iPhone 5 very well; I love it. Thank you for this barnstar. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 01:04, 20 September 2013 (UTC)


Congrats![edit]

I'm a bit late, but congratulations on the FA promotion of "Love the Way You Lie"! :) --Khanassassin 14:40, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Kahn. —WP:PENGUIN · [ TALK ] 19:53, 20 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) 22:58, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/God of War: Ghost of Sparta/archive2[edit]

Hi Penguin, have all your points been addressed to your satisfaction? Best wishes, Graham. Graham Colm (talk) 16:13, 9 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) 00:37, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup award[edit]

In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 15:28, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Renomination alert[edit]

Hi. An article you previously commented at its first FAC has been renominated, and it has been recommended that previous reviewers be alerted about another FAC for it. Dan56 (talk) 03:41, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

The Monster![edit]

We finally succeeded, our favs are making history ^_^. What do you think about this? I think it will be even better than "Love the Way You Lie". — Tomíca(T2ME) 13:33, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

So far lookin' good!! This is one of my favorite songs from the album, and I'm dying to see the video! The Wikipedian Penguin 01:43, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
@Tomica: So nostalgic... The Wikipedian Penguin 01:08, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Indeed. I love it, it can rival "Love the Way You Lie" (although I can't choose which one is better!). So the Slim Shady is The Monster ha? lol. — Tomíca(T2ME) 09:22, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Makes sense haha! I love how Rihanna plays the doctor though in place of Dr. Dre. The Wikipedian Penguin 00:58, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Wikipedian Penguin, I just wanted to say thanks for the message. I've been very busy and as such have not edited Wikipedia since last summer, but I seem to have a part of my heart which draws me here every now and then. Hopefully editing has been going well, I'm moving on to different fields now but I still keep an eye on the odd page.

Kind regards,

--&レア (talk) 23:47, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for writing back! I understand how life can creep up on you since it happened to me as well, but your taking the time to respond means a lot. The Wikipedian Penguin 00:06, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Songs of 2013[edit]

This was quite a year, in my opinion. A lot happened, both the good (seen below), the bad and the controversial. These were some of my favourite songs, enjoy!

10. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz—catchy, witty lyrics and excellent use of comedy. What more?
9. "Stay" by Rihanna—simple, yet elegant. It's a great contrast from some of Rihanna's electro-pop work.
8. "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton—Ryan Lewis is a very underrated producer and I really love how he composes the instruments and rhythms for this track. he's the star of this song IMO.
7. "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons—the blend of dubstep and rock is extremely common, but something about the vocals and lyrics get me.
6. "XO" by Beyoncé—frankly, I'm shocked. This is very different from her usual R&B music. But it works and it works really well. Awesome comeback from the queen, or did she even leave?
5. "Berzerk" by Eminem—another great album debut single. Props to creative sampling and Rick Rubin.
4. "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus—I'm not gonna lie, the song is held down by what I believe is a garbage music video. The video is distasteful, and lazily illustrates the literal meaning of the song. But when you ignore that, the song itself is quite beautiful.
3. "Bad Guy" by Eminem—the one non-single track on the list, but definitely single-worthy. The sequel to Eminem's "Stan", it was welcomed by universal acclaim and has Eminem spitting hard for 7 minutes straight with quite a story.
2. "Royals" by Lorde—I had no idea that this song was recorded by a teenager, but I'm impressed. The lyrics are clear but quite deep, criticizing the glittery, glamorous pop culture and what has unfortunately become of it, as welll as how she fits into all this. It's subtle, and the vocal power is nothing to write home about, but the message and the artist's background alone are enough to bring this single to number 2 on my list. Some lines are cryptic, like this one: "Let me be your ruler (ruler) / You can call me queen bee". I'm not sure if it's praising Beyoncé or just referencing queen bees in general, but something to definitely read into. The Bey Hive will enjoy this one.

And finally, my Song of the Year:

1. "Rap God" by the Rap God himself—close your eyes, listen, and feel it through your skin. What you are experiencing is the lyrical and musical wrath of Marshall Bruce Mathers III. This wrath cannot fully be described by the words of the English language, but the energy emanated from it will remind you once more why Eminem is one of the most influential rappers alive. The Wikipedian Penguin 23:57, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Wooow. It's good especially 9 and 1 :P Hehe. Mine coming now... — Tomíca(T2ME) 12:53, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy Xmas[edit]

Hi WP!

I know you are a very busy person and even though our PR is at a standstill, I'm very happy with what we've done together. Take a look at the article before your help: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cher&oldid=521191169 - The difference is pretty amazing huh?

Anyway, happy christmas and I hope we can work together again in the future. Thank you! Lordelliott (talk) 00:25, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the wishes Lordelliot, and same to you! I promise to get back on track with this soon enough! The Wikipedian Penguin 13:35, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
As an additional note: the changes are really looking good. I'm quite interested in what you've done with Public image and legacy and I think it works quite well. The Wikipedian Penguin 01:53, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

FAC comment[edit]

Hello, I nominated 4 (Beyoncé Knowles album) for FAC some months ago and it failed through a lack of consensus. I've nominated it again and would appreciate your support/comments/oppose on the FAC page, of course, if it's not your thing then feel free to disregard this! Cheers. —JennKR | 20:55, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Kelvin Tan is now on peer review![edit]

I have written an article about blind Singaporean singer Kelvin Tan. Since you enjoy reading my short Singapore-related articles, would you like to help counter systemic bias by giving it a good review? Thanks! 谢谢!Terima kasih! நன்றி! --J.L.W.S. The Special One (talk) 03:08, 5 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)

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)

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)

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) 17:56, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hi! Despite this request being a bit awkward, could you please tell me if Idolator and MuuMuse are reliable sources? I really want to know if the former is an RS because it is the most prominent source on Trouble (Natalia Kills album) (which I plan on getting to FA), and as Talk That Talk (Rihanna song) utilizes an article written by Sam Lansky (Idolator's director) I assume it must be reliable... Thanks in advance. prism 13:51, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Prism! I tend to steer away from Idolator if I plan on preparing an article for featured status. While it would pass muster for "good article" because it is "reliable", it isn't what the FAC consensus would deem a "high quality reliable source". As for MuuMuse, I've never used the source myself, but I noticed you inquired about it on WP:RSN, and the response you received seems quite reasonable as it does not seem like a high quality source at first glance either (I could be wrong). I'm extremely sorry that this reply is over a month belated, but I wish you good luck in your FA-writing endeavours. Good luck! The Wikipedian Penguin 00:44, 25 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)

Love The Way You Lie[edit]

Regarding this edit, I was simply matching the infobox date. If it wasn't actually the 9th, then why is it listed as such in infobox? Just thought I'd ask. Snuggums (talk / edits) 02:17, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Snuggums. You've asked a good question. Here's my take on this: August 9 is the release date in the UK, where it is distributed by Polydor. August 20 is the release date in Germany, where it is distributed by Interscope Records. We could say "Polydor Records released the single on August 9, 2010, as the second single from Recovery," but that would confuse readers since the infobox says the labels are Interscope Records, Aftermath and Shady Records, and that is according to the liner notes. Now, if we said "Interscope Records released the single on August 20, 2010...", we would be contradicting the infobox. The current statement, although relatively vague, is the safest to avoid contradiction to the infobox information. I hope that helps! (Thanks for not starting an edit war, by the way.) The Wikipedian Penguin 13:35, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I see..... As it turns out, the references used are from Amazon.com. Not that this is bad, but it makes me ask what other sources support such release dates. I guess I could browse for other answers, but yes your explanation did help :). Snuggums (talk / edits) 13:48, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm glad it did; it's difficult to explain some things within a short edit summary. Amazon isn't the best, but it's really all I found for release dates and something beats nothing. 'Grats on your FA achievement! The Wikipedian Penguin 13:55, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you sir :3! Snuggums (talk / edits) 14:33, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi buddy. How are you? Jivesh1205 (Talk) 14:34, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

AYFRGVILBWEF JIVESH!! You're alive!!! I'm so glad you still consider me "buddy", haha. I'm doing well, but the work keeps piling up. One more year until I graduate, so I need to make my senior year count. I have a summer job, which is great, but little to no free time. :-( What about you; how are you? The Wikipedian Penguin 14:40, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I miss Wikipedia so much and above all I miss you and everyone who used to be in our little group. Well, I have a permanent job now in a banking firm and I have been doing great. I wish you best of luck. I am sure you will do great. I wish we could chat more often. :) Jivesh1205 (Talk) 14:52, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Calvin will probably be stoked Snuggums (talk / edits) 14:55, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
For sure. Tomica as well. :P Jivesh1205 (Talk) 14:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I'd love to revive the troop, but I'm way too busy, and I'd imagine you are too. I'm extremely happy for you Jivesh; I wish I had my life figured out, with a job. High school has probably been my most stressful experience to date, and it's probably only going to get worse from here, with university. :| The Wikipedian Penguin 15:33, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Best of luck finishing high school, Mr. Penguin. Congrats on the job, Jivesh! Snuggums (talk / edits) 15:46, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Snuggums! :-) The Wikipedian Penguin 15:50, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
You are right Mr. Penguin. I am quite busy lately. And yes... University is indeed more stressful but you will be fine. @Snuggums, I think I know you. I am a bit confused. :/ Jivesh1205 (Talk) 15:56, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure, Mr. Penguin. We haven't really interacted before today, Jivesh, but I've seen you've done lots of work for Beyoncé articles and such. I've heard lots of Wikipedians miss you, and that you've made many friends here. I myself edit lots of business and politics articles as well as media including music, television, and film. Among my prominent contributions are those pertaining to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Snuggums (talk / edits) 16:06, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Nice to meet you Snuggums. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 02:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
You too :). Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:16, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey :) Jivesh hope you got my email last week :)  — ₳aron 15:22, 25 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)

I'm Not Your Hero[edit]

Hello. A peer review is going on to get the article for the song "I'm Not Your Hero" by Tegan and Sara up to FA status. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed. 和DITOREtails 20:45, 1 September 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)

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) 22:51, 4 November 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) 18:53, 7 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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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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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) 16:50, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Love the Way You Lie[edit]

Hi! I have nominated the song for Today's featured list here for the date August 9, the song's fifth anniversary. Feel free to oppose it if you don't want the page to appear on that day. Best, -- FrankBoy CHITCHAT 19:51, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi FrankBoy, I am humbled by the nomination. I'd like to stay neutral at this point and see what the TFAR regulars think about this case. Thanks, The Wikipedian Penguin 23:29, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay. If you have some time, can you take a look at this. I would totally understand if you are not willing to. -- FrankBoy CHITCHAT 23:38, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations for the TFA of "Love the Way You Lie" for 9th August. Frankie talk 10:42, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much Frank! It wouldn't have been possible without your nomination. The Wikipedian Penguin 13:32, 22 July 2015 (UTC)