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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)[edit]

Along with getting the year wrong in the newsletter that went out earlier this week, we did not mention (as the bot did not report) that New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) claimed the first Featured Article Persoonia terminalis of the 2016 Wikicup. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:06, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

GOCE February blitz[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling over 2,000 words during the GOCE February 2016 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 19:44, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Like all your previous barnstars (so many of them! Face-wink.svg), this one is just as richly deserved. Very well done, Mimi! Face-smile.svg
With kindest regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 19:59, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you both, very much! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 07:56, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 02 March 2016[edit]

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Wilhelmina Will. You have new messages at Talk:Avocado cake/GA1.
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Preliminary note there for you. Thanks for accepting the review! North America1000 04:14, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Achieved 20K edits today... ;-))[edit]

Dear Mimi, Face-smile.svg
I hope you are keeping well, happy and joyful?
I feel in a celebratory mood today, after achieving 20K edits a few hours ago. Yep; I'm now a Tutnum of the Encyclopedia!...Face-smile.svg
It's obviously chicken feed to a superstar-achiever like you, but you're the one Wikifriend with whom I wanted to share the news, and it really feels like a truly great pleasure...
It'll only take me a handful of decades to reach the heady heights of your achievements, Mimi—as I am definitely not in your league!—but it feels great to work here, where someone like me can write this message to a much-admired friend like you.
So, thank you for being my friend, dear Mimi! Face-wink.svg
All very best wishes to you as you stream ahead of most of us, in your amazing style; and please keep well and happy.
With kindest regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 21:12, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 March 2016[edit]

Ping?[edit]

Just wondering if you are going to be looking at this article? [1]? Montanabw(talk) 03:37, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes, yes, when the current project is done. Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 03:53, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Depressariidae[edit]

Ouch! That are a lot of articles! :) That will keep me busy for at least a month.. Just checking: hope you will take a long break from creating moth stubs to let me catch up? Ruigeroeland (talk) 08:36, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Soon as I've finished Odites; there's not that many more to go. :) Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 08:37, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
All done! :) Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 08:58, 17 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Wilhelmina, just FYI: I didn't have much time to edit Wikipedia the last couple of days, and will not be able to do much work until Tuesday, but will pick up the pace from then. I will let you know when I finished the last batch you created..! Cheers and happy easter! Ruigeroeland (talk) 14:59, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 March 2016[edit]

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Wilhelmina Will. You have new messages at Talk:Deep-fried butter/GA1.
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Thanks for reviewing, I have responded to your comments there. North America1000 01:57, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 March 2016[edit]

Online status?[edit]

How did you get your online status – on your homepage – to work and turn green, automatically, when you log in? KnowledgeBattle | TalkPage | GodlessInfidel 09:03, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Actually, it isn't a matter of whether I'm logged in or not. There's a special status page in which I either write "Online" to signify that I'm here, or "Offline" to signify that I'm not. As it happens, I haven't touched that thing in years now. Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 09:08, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! KnowledgeBattle | TalkPage | GodlessInfidel ┌┬╫┴┼╤╪╬╜ 10:36, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
No problem! Happy Easter! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 10:37, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Happy Easter to you too!... ;-D[edit]

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Dear Mimi, Face-smile.svg
Thank you for thinking about me today, and for sending me these delicious Polish eggs!
In that case, here are some beautiful ones from Norway, for you to admire... Face-wink.svg
Hope you are keeping well?
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 23:21, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

I am, indeed! Thank you very much, Patrick! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 06:24, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Easter Eggs[edit]

Hello: Thanks very much for the Easter eggs! Much appreciated.Twofingered Typist (talk) 12:41, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

2016 GA Cup-Round 2[edit]

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Greetings, GA Cup competitors!

Wednesday saw the end of Round 1. Sainsf took out Round 1 with an amazing score of 765. In second place, MPJ-DK earned an astounding 742 points, and in third place, FunkMonk received 610 points.

In Round 1, 206 reviews were completed, more than any other year! At the beginning of March, there were 595 outstanding nominations in the GAN queue; by the end of Round 1, there were 490. We continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in Round 2 so we can lower the backlog as much as possible.

To qualify for the second round, you needed to make it into the top 16 of participants. Users were placed in 4 random pools of 4. To qualify for Round 3, the top 2 in each pool will progress, and there will also be one wildcard. This means that the participant who comes in 9th place (all pools combined) will also move on. Round 2 will start on April 1 at 0:00:01 UTC and end on April 28 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 2 and the pools can be found here

Also, remember that a major rule change will go into effect starting on April 1, which marks the beginning of Round Two. Round 1 had an issue brought up in the rules, which we are correcting with this clarification. We believe that this change will make the competition more inherently fair. The new rule is: All reviews must give the nominator (or anyone else willing to improve the article) time to address the issues at hand, even if the article would qualify for what is usually called a "quick fail" in GA terms. To avoid further confusion, we have updated the scoring page, replacing the term "quick fail" with the term "fail without granting time for improvements". We expect all reviewers to put a review on hold for seven days in cases such as these as well, in order to apply the same standards to every competitor. The judges will strictly enforce this new rule.

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could help produce a few articles towards this in April? The idea is that people can use the Amazon vouchers to buy books for their future projects. I'm sure the getting articles to GA is compatible with the WikiCup too!♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:54, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 April 2016[edit]

Reversion[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina Will: A recent edit you performed here has been reverted. You may want to check it out. North America1000 22:51, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Ha! Good one! :) Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 06:30, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for you recent GA reviews. Much appreciated. Cheers, North America1000 14:11, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Help with Nick Brandt's page[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina Will,'m not doing much editing these days on wiki just don't have the time and would like to know if you could help out Mr Brandt on replacing an old photo with a new one. This is his email address nick@nickbrandt.com, please let me know. Thisandthem (talk) 08:35, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

March 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Drive Barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE March 2016 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:40, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 02:56, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 28 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 17–23. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

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Talkback[edit]

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Thanks for reviewing! I have responded to your queries there. North America1000 10:12, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

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Depressariidae part 2[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina, as you might have noticed, I dont have the amount of time to edit Wikipedia I used to have. Seems this situation will last for the time being. I will still be editing articles, but a lot less than I was able to in the past. Hence: I will not be able to process the enormous amounts of stubs you are able to create. Hope you dont mind spending time on other stuff as well..! I would still appreciate it if you add new stubs for moths, but a lot less than in the past.. I am still working through your last batch. Still quite some to do, but I'll get there..! Will let you know when I am ready for the next batch.. Oh: and there are three genera you already covered, but were missing species: Pisinidea, Hypercallia and Anchinia. If you have the time, could you make stubs for the missing species of these genera? I will expand them with the rest of the species on my to-do list. Cheers! P.S.: nice work on the catfish articles! Ruigeroeland (talk) 14:06, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Sure thing! And thank you! :) Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 03:17, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Four Seasons Mall[edit]

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Thank you, very much! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 06:49, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 April 2016[edit]

Talkback[edit]

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Thank you! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 08:20, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

GA review[edit]

It would be very nice if you could see if my response to your question about Talk:HMS Denbigh Castle (K696)/GA1 is satisfactory within the next day as I'm competing in the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales/Awaken the Dragon contest and it ends in just over 25 hours.

Of course! I was out, otherwise I'd have gotten to it sooner. Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 21:49, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks for your prompt response.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:06, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 2 May 2016[edit]

2016 GA Cup-Round 3[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Thursday saw the end of Round 2. Sainsf once again took out Round 2 with an amazing score of 996 (a higher score then he received in Round 1!). In second place, MPJ-DK earned an astounding 541 points, and in third place, Carbrera received 419 points.

In Round 2, 142 reviews were completed! At the beginning of April, there were 486 outstanding nominations in the GAN queue; by the end of Round 1, there were 384. Another demonstrable way in which this competition has made a difference is in the length of time articles languish in the queue. At the beginning of this GA Cup, the longest wait was over 9 months [2]; at the end of Round 2, the longest wait had decreased significantly, to a little over 5 months.[3] It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in Round 3 so we can keep lowering the backlog as much as possible.

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WikiCup 2016 May newsletter[edit]

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Depressariidae part 3[edit]

FYI: Cleared my back-log! I have some other stuff on my to-do list (new Zookeys articles to convert to wiki-articles), but other than that: I am ready for a new batch of articles. Ruigeroeland (talk) 15:03, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

GA Cup-Round 3 Clarification[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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May 2016 drive award[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE May 2016 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 17:06, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

2016 GA Cup-Finals[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Tuesday saw the end of Round 3. Sainsf, for the third time, won with a sizable 487 points and a shocking 29 articles reviewed. In second, MPJ-DK had 168 points and 7 reviewed articles. In second place, MPJ-DK earned 168 points with just 7 articles, and in third place, Carbrera received 137 points with just 9 articles. Our two wildcard slots went to J Milburn with 122 points and Sturmvogel 66 with 101 points.

In Round 3, 65 reviews were completed! At the beginning of the GA Cup, there were 595 outstanding nominations in the GAN queue; by the end of Round 3, there were 394. Another demonstrable way in which this competition has made a difference is in the length of time articles languish in the queue. At the beginning of the GA Cup, the longest wait was over 9 months [4]; at the end of Round 3, the longest wait had decreased significantly, to a little over 5 months [5]—nothing before 2016. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success, and for your part in helping other editors improve articles. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in the Finals for the GA Cup so that are successes continue.

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June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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Request[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina,

I have just written my first article for wiki and would appreciate some feedback from someone experienced, before I get it live!

Would you be able to have a look at it for me? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Arden_University

Best wishes,

Jane — Preceding unsigned comment added by Janeyboo10 (talkcontribs) 07:40, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

@Janeyboo10: Greetings! Off the top, the article looks promising, but I'd recommend two things, first:
  • Out of all of its references, a large portion seem to be primary sources, affiliated with the topic. While primary sources are necessary to an extent, for insider information on the topic, Wikipedia prefers for there to be a larger proportion of third-party sources; non-related publications giving some amount of detailed mention of the topic. I recommend looking at this page for more insight.
  • The article's tone sounds slightly promotional, particularly in the last two sections. Remember that an encyclopedia is always expected to take an objective approach to any subject it covers. A look at this and that should provide better insight than I can.
Hope that helps! Herein dwells the greatest dictionary ever composed! (talk) 09:51, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:54, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

2016 GA Cup-Wrap Up[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016 GA Cup - Final/Wrap-Up
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Hello to our truly awesome GA Cup competitors!

Thursday, June 30 saw the end of the 2016 GA Cup. It was a huge success. In the final, our five competitors reviewed an astonishing 207 articles, the most in any GA Cup final thus far. We continue to reach our goals and make a substantial impact in how quickly articles are reviewed for GA status. On March 1, the start of this competition, the article longest in the queue had languished there since June 26, 2015 [6]; in the July 1, 2016 list, the average wait length is just four months [7]. It's clear that we continue to make a difference at GAN and throughout Wikipedia, something we should all be proud of. Thanks to all our competitors for their enthusiasm, and for helping to make the GA Cup a continued success. Remember that most articles can't even be considered for FA status unless it's been passed to GA first, so our efforts have created hundreds of potentials FAs. That is, as they say, a big deal.

The final this time represented a real horse race between our 1st and 2nd place winners. First-time competitor (who had won all previous rounds) Sainsf earned an impressive 1456 points with 91 articles reviewed during the final. Close behind, in second place was Carbrera, also a first-time competitor, reviewed the most articles (94). Their enthusiasm was a treat to witness. Congrats to you both!

The competition went relatively smoothly, with very little drama this time. We had to clarify one rule: in order for the points to count, you must mark your reviews as completed; it's not up to the judges to ensure that all reviews are completed by the end of a round. We were strict about adhering to this clarification, especially at the end of the final. We intend on stressing it in the stated rules for our next competition, which will be announced soon, so watch out for it. We also intend on applying for a grant through Wikimedia to include gift certificates for our winners, to further incentivize the GA Cup.

MrWooHoo should receive special recognition for acting as our main judge, and for stepping in for the rest of the judges when real-life busyness took over. He reviewed the majority of the submissions during our final round. Thanks for your hard work, and for the hard work of all our judges. We look forward to the next competition.

Again, thanks to all our competitors, and congrats to our winners.

Cheers from Figureskatingfan, 3family6, Jaguar, MrWooHoo, and Zwerg Nase.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletter, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant still competing, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:26, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Happy 4th of July! / Your table of ribbons.[edit]

Dear Mimi, Face-smile.svg
I hope you are keeping well? Assuming you live in the USA (and not in Canada): Happy 4th of July!... 240 years already! Face-wink.svg
(One of your personal userboxes says: "... comes from Canada", not "... lives in Canada".)

While I am passing through here, please forgive me for pointing out the following:

  • when I display your user page on my desktop screen, the text portion occupies the whole width of the screen, but then your table of ribbons does not show completely, as some of them are hidden beyond the right hand side edge of the screen;
  • when I display your user page on my iPad, I can see the whole table of ribbons, but the text portion of your page is now reduced to about 50% of the screen surface, and therefore also minimized, which makes it almost impossible to read.

Since it is quite possible that other visitors will have the same experience, I took the liberty of copying your table of ribbons into one of my sandboxes, and simply re-coded where the columns begin and end, so that the table now always fits within the page boundaries. I also prepared three options for you.
Of course, it is very likely that you prefer the current layout, in which case I can only apologize most grovellingly, and hope I can be forgiven. But if you sometimes thought you might want to change it but never found the time (Face-wink.svg), then it would only be a matter of you picking up the new code from my sandbox. Come to think of it, this would enable me to create a new userbox, proclaiming most proudly: "This user's sandbox was visited by Wilhelmina Will!" Face-wink.svg
Please keep well and joyful; Face-smile.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 10:16, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 July 2016[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Manuel Clouthier Carrillo[edit]

Please see note on your DYK review. Yoninah (talk) 16:02, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Talk:2008 Yemen cyclone/GA1[edit]

Wilhelmina Will, you opened this GA review page back on May 30, and have not returned to it. Do you plan to conduct the review soon? If not, I'm happy to put it back into the nomination pool so another reviewer can select it for review. Please let me know. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 17:46, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of Humaninstitut for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Humaninstitut is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Humaninstitut until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

Hi, I have nominated a page you contributed to for deletion and wanted to let you know about it as part of WP:Good faith Menschpædia (talk) 15:01, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

DYK for HMS Revenge (1892)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:01, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]