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The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

Wow, you really dug into WP:Dusty...[edit]

I've been tinkering off-and-on with the list since people seem to want to keep it working despite the database report doing pretty much the same thing. I just looked and noticed you single-handedly dusted ~80% of that list! I think letting people manipulate the list is helping draw attention, but should I draw a larger selection of articles from the database report? Any other feedback is welcome- I'm still trying to learn my way around before I decide to make an account. 170.178.234.233 (talk) 14:13, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! I personally think the current standard of 100 items per update is fine, but a larger multitude of opinions might provide a better perspective. Maybe a request for comment on the list's talkpage? If Wikipedia had two swans for every project discussion... (insert here) (talk) 20:06, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Aprophata hieroglyphica[edit]

I have interlinked the nl: page. There is a picture in Commons.Xx236 (talk) 13:51, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! If Wikipedia had two swans for every project discussion... (insert here) (talk) 13:54, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Aprophata notha, a picture, too.Xx236 (talk) 13:56, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Done! If Wikipedia had two swans for every project discussion... (insert here) (talk) 13:57, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Your Articles on Animals[edit]

Hello, I have been recently looking at the New Pages page and have found that you have been doing many pages on Animals. I thank you for your contributions very much. I have noticed that your pages outnumber the small amount of advertisement ones. I think the good people in the end get rewarded here. (Cass)

Aw, thank you! If Wikipedia had two swans for every project discussion... (insert here) (talk) 01:17, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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That is a lot of work!! Keep up the good work on this articles about animals. Babymissfortune 05:01, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! If Wikipedia had two swans for every project discussion... (insert here) (talk) 05:07, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Reviewing the new pages
One fine wiki day
I saw a few beetles
Filling the queue
Followed by ants
And buffaloes too
Wilhelmina Will is back to writing
So here's a barnstar and a cookie with it
For all the effort you've put into this

^Sorry about the terrible poetry =)

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message Nerd1a4i (talk) 02:39, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

So, to conclude: thanks for all your tireless effort creating new articles and cleaning up others. --Nerd1a4i (talk) 02:39, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Aw, thanks! In my books, there's no such thing as terrible poetry. ;) If Wikipedia had two swans for every project discussion... (insert here) (talk) 03:41, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Round 3[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Sunday saw the end of Round 2. Shearonink took out Round 2 with an amazing score of 499. In second place, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an astounding 236 points, and in third place, Cartoon network freak received 136 points. Originally, we had plans for one wild card for 9th place, however it appears that both Chris troutman and J Milburn were tied for 9th place. Therefore, we have decided to have both advance to Round 3.

In Round 2, 91 reviews were completed! At the beginning of this GA Cup, the longest wait was over 7 months; at the end of Round 2, the longest wait had decreased to a little over 6 months. 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 decreasing the backlog.

To qualify for the third round, contestants had to earn the two highest scores in each of the four pools in Round 2; plus, one wildcard. For Round 3, users were placed in 3 random pools of 3. To qualify for the Final of the 3rd Annual GA Cup, the top user in each pool will progress, and there will also be one wildcard. This means that the participant who comes in 4th place (all pools combined) will also move on. Round 3 has already started and will end on February 26 at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Round 3 and the pools can be found here.

Also, we'd like to announce the departure of judge Zwerg Nase. We thank him for all his hardwork and hope to see him back in the future.

Good luck and have fun!

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GOCE January 2017 drive bling[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 January 2017 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 20:58, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Talk:Gordon House, Chelsea/GA1[edit]

Wilhelmina Will, you opened this review over a month ago, and have yet to post your review. Can you please return to it soon? (Please let me know if you won't be able to complete it in a reasonably timely fashion.) Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 02:07, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

It's been another two weeks. I would appreciate a reply here one way or another regarding your intentions. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:51, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
I am similarly baffled.--User:Dwarf Kirlston - talk 02:16, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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‎Rhytiphora[edit]

Hi Will,

How do you write so fast? The whole entire new page section is filled with Rhytiphora. I guess it's easy since you basically copied and pasted(and changed a few things here and there), but how? Do you just open new tabs and copy and paste the info and then press save changes on all of them at the same time?

IExistToHelp (talk) 05:43, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Basically. I keep them listed in a sandbox to be added to later, but it's easier to just get the making part out of the way. One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 05:48, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Interwiki[edit]

I have interlinked several of your recent pages. Please consider doing it yourself.Xx236 (talk) 10:36, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Are you the one who brought this up a month or so ago? I hope you realize I don't know what "interwiki" means. One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 10:42, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  • European Union Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  • Japan 1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything 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. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:51, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - The Final[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Sunday, February 26 saw the end of Round 3. Shearonink finished in first with 616 points, which is more than the point totals for all the other competitors combined! In second place, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga earned an impressive 152 points, followed by Sturmvogel_66 in third with 111 points. Chris troutman and Kees08 each received a wild-card and were able to advance to the Final Round. There was a major error on the part of the judges, and initially, 8 users were advanced instead of 5. This has been corrected, and we sincerely apologize for this confusion.

In Round 3, 71 reviews were completed! At the beginning of this GA Cup, the longest wait was over 7 months; at the end of Round 3, the longest wait is still holding steady at a little over 6 months, the same as for the previous round. By the end of all three Rounds, the total number of nominations increased slightly - this suggests that users are more willing to nominate, knowing that their articles will be reviewed. We hope to see all remaining users fighting it out in the Final so we can keep tackling the backlog.

In the Final Round, the user with the highest score will be the winner. The Final has already started and will end on March 31st at 23:59:59 UTC. Information about Finals and the pools can be found here.

Good luck and have fun!

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Glenea apicalis[edit]

Also known as Longhorn Beetle Xx236 (talk) 08:20, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

...Yes... As well as every other species in its genus, tribe, subfamily, and all the other subfamilies in Cerambycidae. One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 08:22, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

All Heteroglenea could be interlinked[edit]

Xx236 (talk) 11:35, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

You keep saying this, and yet you never explain what this is. If you're not going to clarify what you're saying, I'd rather you didn't bring it up at all. One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 12:08, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice Coleoptera stubs! RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 03:53, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Aw, thank you! One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 03:53, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations on turning into a barn owl Iowamutt (talk) 15:28, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Service award for article creation[edit]

You are one of a tiny number of editors selected at random from those who have created a good number of articles. There is some preliminary discussion about creating an award for article creation, and your input would be helpful. See the discussion HERE. The posts toward the end are the most germane. Lou Sander (talk) 15:47, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Bolding genus names[edit]

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that in your recent article creations, you are bolding the genus names in the taxobox. Thanks! RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 01:57, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Is that a bad thing? As far as I can remember I've always done that. One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 01:58, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
I don't do it because of the fact that the genus (at least when writing about species in polytypic genera) is not the subject of the article. RileyBugzYell at me | Edits 02:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
I guess that's a good point; after your post I adjusted the taxobox formula in my reference. I can't guaruntee that I'll have this notion completely imprinted in my routine right away, but I'll start retraining myself for it. Cheers! One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 02:06, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

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March drive bling[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 2017 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 17:23, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 20:09, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

New moths[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina, look time ago we spoke! I had some time to spend on Wikipedia editing the last couple of days. You probably noticed I working on my backlog of articles you created and went ahead and made a new moth articles. Seeing the number you made, I now have a bigger backlog than I had before I starting editing again. So I hope you don't mind to take a break from the moths again to give me the chance to clear the backlog? Seeing the numbers that might take me a month or so..! Ruigeroeland (talk) 14:55, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

It has been a long time! Yes I was planning to put things on pause again, but I thought I should get the Flannel moths done first; at present there are only three genera left to fill in. After that, by all means! One can say a lot of things about Wikipedia's appearance, but listless ain't one of 'em! (talk) 21:42, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Great, thanks! And great job again as always..! Ruigeroeland (talk) 21:20, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Wrap Up[edit]

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Hello, GA Cup competitors!

Saturday, April 1 concluded the 2016-2017 GA Cup. 64 reviews were completed by our finalists. Although the backlog increased by 42 over the reviewing period instead of declining, the increase suggests that the contest is encouraging editors to nominate articles for review.

Congratulations to Shearonink, who is the winner of the Cup, finishing with 672 points! Once again, just as in last round, this is more than the point totals for all the other competitors combined! It was a close race for second place between Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, who achieved 164 points, and Sturmvogel_66, who earned 150. Though Sturmvogel_66 reviewed one more article than Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga managed to earn 14 points more due to reviewing older articles. Our two wildcard competitors, Kees08 and Chris troutman, came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

There were some bumps in the competition this time: The sign-up deadline and the first round were both extended due to fewer competitors signing up then was planned for. And there were delays in tallying points and getting out the newsletter. The judges apologize for this latter difficulty. Lastly, mid-way through the competition we bid farewell to Zwerg Nase, who stepped down from their position as judge due to other commitments. Information about the Final can be found here.

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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  • Japan 1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
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  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

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Greetings from the Hymenoptera task force![edit]

Hello Wilhelmina Will! I see that you have been busy creating some wasp species page stubs. I'm trying to revamp the taxonomy of Hymenoptera, and it's easier to do so over large numbers of species pages if there is an automatic taxobox (for genus and above) or speciesbox (for species) rather than the old taxobox format. There's a set of taxonomy templates which can be edited to affect all the taxonomic hierarchy lower down--much better than manually changing the information over 100's of pages. Since you are a member of WP Arthropods, as well as Beetle and Lepidoptera but not WP Insects, you may have missed the recent discussion about this. If you have any questions about how to use the automatic taxoboxes or speciesboxes, please drop me a line--I'd be happy to help, and will be putting up a tutorial on the WP Insects page when I am able. Thank you for your contributions! M. A. Broussard (talk) 00:06, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

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The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Angels with Dirty Faces[edit]

Hi Wilhelmina, You have had a "working" tag for the above article on the Guild of Copy Editors Requests page for over a month. Could you please either complete the copy edit or remove the working tag so that another editor can finish it? Thanks, Tdslk (talk) 22:34, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

I think I did it right; the message is there, anyway. A lot of good editing can happen in ten years. (talk) 03:31, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Pseudoechthistatus obliquefasciatus[edit]

Hi, in this edit [1] of Pseudoechthistatus obliquefasciatus, you added a synonym "Pseudechthistatus obliquefasciatus Pic, 1917 (misspelling)"; it seems that you based this on the BioLib.cz source [2]. However, I believe that source is mistaken. If you look at Pic 1917, [3], he spells it correctly, namely: Pseudoechthistatus obliquefasciatus.

According to Bi & Lin 2016 [4], the genus has been misspelled without the "o" by the following souurces:

  • Pseudechthistatus (sic): Breuning 1942: 132; Breuning 1961: 318; Löbl and Smetana 2010: 286.
    • Breuning S (1942) Études sur les Lamiaires (Coleop. Cerambycidæ): Onzième tribu: Phrissomini Lac. Novitates Entomologicæ 3(supplément 84–88): 102–136
    • Breuning S (1961) Cataloque des lamiaires du Monde (Col., Céramb.) 5. Lieferung. Museum G. Frey, Tutzing, 287–382.
    • Löbl I, Smetana A (Eds) (2010) Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Vol. 6: Chrysomeloidae. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, 924 pp.

I've only been able to personally confirm Löbl and Smetana [5]; they misquote Pic 1917 and list Pseudechthistatus obliquefasciatus, so perhaps this is why the typo was attributed to him.

Since Pic didn't spell this species name this way, I think it would be better to remove it from the species's taxobox and not list it as a synonym. If the misspelling of the genus were to be listed, I think it only needs to be in the entry for Pseudoechthistatus, and the misspelling should be attributed to those who actually made it. Perhaps you could make a note in the page for the genus, though? Although I'm not sure how important a misspelling is.

Any thoughts? Thanks :)

Umimmak (talk) 02:51, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

WikiProject Investment[edit]

Hey there! I just re-launched the WikiProject Investment.

The site has been fully revamped and updated and I would like to invite you the project.

Feel free to check out the project and ping me if you have any questions.


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I'd like to invite you to join the Investment WikiProject. There are a lot of Investment related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help get this project off the ground and a few Investment pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks!


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GOCE August 2017 Blitz Bling[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE August 2017 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Keira1996 07:51, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, very much! A lot of good editing can happen in ten years. (talk) 19:41, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Ever thought of re-joining the LBT wiki?[edit]

It's okay, though, since 2015, vandalism has been eradicated here. There are now 5 active admins, and we're hard at work. I'm one of them. http://landbeforetime.wikia.com/wiki/User:Hypnobrai Hypnobrai (talk) 03:07, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. 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, and let the best man (or woman) win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 06:26, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Cute right?[edit]

I am glad to make the acquaintance. Face-smile.svg Yeah, a lot of very good editing can happen in ten years! Thanks a bunch for signing. Face-smile.svg Also, don't you think Smith's red rock hare and the Natal red rock hare are cute (in fact, the whole genus has four cute rabbit species). Would you like to check it/them out for GARs? I hope you have a great rest of the day! Adityavagarwal (talk) 16:13, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Ah yes, all hares and rabbits are adorable! Sure, if no one else has claimed the reviewing process for them by tonight, I'll give it a go. :) A lot of good editing can happen in ten years. (talk) 17:46, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Face-smile.svg Adityavagarwal (talk) 17:52, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Hey there! I hope they din't slip through the cracks. :P Adityavagarwal (talk) 22:16, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, they did slip my mind! I'll get on to the first of them in a bit! A lot of good editing can happen in ten years. (talk) 04:06, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
I promise, I won't remind again. :P Just one little reminder. Adityavagarwal (talk) 21:41, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a big bunch for your reviews! Could I give you the trouble of reviewing one more of the hares (Forrest's pika) for me? This little pika is found in a few countries of south Asia, and I hope you might find it interesting! Adityavagarwal (talk) 15:13, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Sure thing! While you're doing that... (talk) 05:16, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a ton! :) Adityavagarwal (talk) 06:32, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
I hope you dint forget the pika. :P It is a cup participant and tomorrow is the last day... It wouldbeso awesomeif we could complete it :DAdityavagarwal (talk) 05:35, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
No, I'll get it done. :) While you're doing that... (talk) 05:46, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a ton, Wilhelmina! Much obliged for that. :D Adityavagarwal (talk) 06:48, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
All done! Need anything else reviewed last minute? While you're doing that... (talk) 08:19, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a big ton! :) No, everything is done. :D May I know if there is anything I may help you with? The task of redirecting and creating article you do, seems really enormous, so I could lend you a hand in that. It really seems interesting too! Adityavagarwal (talk) 10:48, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
I wouldn't want to take you away from your GA work; you seem to be so good at prepping articles for GA status, and you make them so interesting to read! While you're doing that... (talk) 11:46, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thanks a ton for your encouragement! :) I hope you would enjoy my future GAs too. I would earlier contribute to Lepidoptera articles, but then shifted to GAs. Yeah, would be better to continue writing GAs for now, I guess, but whenever you need a hand, you know whom to ask! Adityavagarwal (talk) 11:49, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! :) While you're doing that... (talk) 11:50, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

A Rabbit For You![edit]

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Thank you very much for all your help! Here is a cute rabbit for you, I hope you like it. Face-smile.svg Adityavagarwal (talk) 17:51, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
I love it! Thank you! :D A lot of good editing can happen in ten years. (talk) 18:15, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 25 September 2017[edit]

mistake[edit]

Im sorry. My rollback on your edits was an accident. CLCStudent (talk) 23:50, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

No problem. While you're doing that... (talk) 23:50, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 October 2017[edit]

Women in Red November contest open to all[edit]


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Announcing Women in Red's November 2017 prize-winning world contest
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Contest details: create biographical articles for women of any country or occupation in the world: November 2017 WiR Contest

Read more about how Women in Red is overcoming the gender gap: WikiProject Women in Red

(To subscribe: Women in Red/English language mailing list and Women in Red/international list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list)

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Halloween cheer![edit]

WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final results[edit]

The final round of the 2017 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2017 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a two-way tie with themselves for an astonishing five FAs in R2 and R4).
  • Good Article – Adityavagarwal had 14 GAs promoted in R5.
  • Featured List – Canada Bloom6132 (submissions) and Japan 1989 (submissions) both produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions) improved an image to FP status in R5, the only FP this year.
  • Featured Topic – Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) has the only FT of the Cup in R3.
  • Good Topic – Four different editors created a GT in R2, R3 and R4.
  • Did You Know – Adityavagarwal had 22 DYKs on the main page in R5.
  • In The News – India MBlaze Lightning (submissions) had 14 ITN on the main page in R2.
  • Good Article Review – India Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (submissions) completed 31 GARs in R1.

Over the course of the 2017 WikiCup the following content was added or improved on Wikipedia: 51 Featured Articles, 292 Good Articles, 18 Featured Lists, 1 Featured Picture, 1 Featured Topics, 4 Good Topics, around 400 Did You Knows, 75 In The News, and 442 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.

Regarding the prize vouchers - @Adityavagarwal, Vanamonde93, Casliber, Bloom6132, 1989, and SounderBruce: please send Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) an email from the email address to which you would like your Amazon voucher sent. Please include your preference of global Amazon marketplace as well. We hope to have the electronic gift cards processed and sent within a week.

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WikiCup 2018[edit]

So the 2017 WikiCup has come to an end. Congratulations to the winner, to the other finalists and to all those who took part. 177 contestants signed up, more than usual, but not all of them submitted entries in the first round. Were editors attracted by the cash prizes offered for the first time this year, or were these irrelevant? Do the rules and scoring need changing for the 2018 WikiCup? If you have a view on these or other matters, why not join in the WikiCup discussion about next year's contest? Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Friend![edit]

You create a lot of biology articles! I am pretty impressed and admire your diligence. Another editor and myself created a search template which I have used to find sources related to species of bacteria. I am pretty sure it will work with insects also. You put it on the talk page of a 'bug' article. It looks like this:

Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   01:40, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 November 2017[edit]

New Page Reviewing[edit]

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Hello, Wilhelmina Will.

I've seen you editing recently and you seem knowledgeable about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.
Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; currently Wikipedia needs experienced users at this task. (After gaining the flag, patrolling is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the tutorial before making your decision. Thanks. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 10:52, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

NikolaiHo☎️ 03:27, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! :) Wikilinks! Blue as the sink, they was wikilinks! (talk) 07:03, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

November 2017 GOCE Drive awards[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 November 2017 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:41, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Wikilinks! Blue as the sink, they was wikilinks! (talk) 04:24, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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A very Happy, Glorious, Prosperous Christmas and New Year! God bless! Face-smile.svg  — Adityavagarwal (talk) 17:07, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, and all the same for you! :D Wikilinks! Blue as the sink, they was wikilinks! (talk) 00:33, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News
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Hello copy editors! Welcome to the December 2017 GOCE newsletter, which contains nine months(!) of updates. The Guild has been busy and successful; your diligent efforts in 2017 has brought the backlog of articles requiring copy edit to below 1,000 articles for the first time. Thanks to all editors who have contributed their time and energy to help make this happen.

Our copy-editing drives (month-long backlog-reduction drives held in odd-numbered months) and blitzes (week-long themed editing in even-numbered months) have been very successful this year.

March drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2016 from our backlog and all February 2017 Requests (a total of 304 articles). By the end of the month, all but 22 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 28 who signed up, 22 editors recorded 257 copy edits (439,952 words). (These numbers do not always make sense when you compare them to the overall reduction in the backlog, because not all editors record every copy edit on the drive page.)

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 April; the theme was Requests. Of the 15 who signed up, 9 editors completed 43 articles (81,822 words).

May drive: The goals were to remove July, August, and September 2016 from the backlog and to complete all March 2017 Requests (a total of 300 articles). By the end of the month, we had reduced our overall backlog to an all-time low of 1,388 articles. Of the 28 who signed up, 17 editors completed 187 articles (321,810 words).

June blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 18 through 24 June; the theme was Requests. Of the 16 who signed up, 9 editors completed 28 copy edits (117,089 words).

2017 Coordinator elections: In June, coordinators for the second half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 moved back into the lead coordinator position, with Miniapolis stepping down to remain as coordinator; Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators, and Keira1996 rejoined after an extended absence. Thanks to all who participated!

July drive: We set out to remove August, September, October, and November 2016 from the backlog and to complete all May and June 2017 Requests (a total of 242 articles). The drive was an enormous success, and the target was nearly achieved within three weeks, so that December 2016 was added to the "old articles" list used as a goal for the drive. By the end of the month, only three articles from 2016 remained, and for the second drive in a row, the backlog was reduced to a new all-time low, this time to 1,363 articles. Of the 33 who signed up, 21 editors completed 337 articles (556,482 words).

August blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 20 through 26 August; the theme was biographical articles tagged for copy editing for more than six months (47 articles). Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors completed 38 copy edits (42,589 words).

September drive: The goals were to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all August 2017 Requests (a total of 338 articles). Of the 19 who signed up, 14 editors completed 121 copy edits (267,227 words).

October blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 22 through 28 October; the theme was Requests. Of the 14 who signed up, 8 editors completed 20 articles (55,642 words).

November drive: We set out again to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all October 2017 Requests (a total of 207 articles). By the end of the month, these goals were reached and the backlog shrank to its lowest total ever, 997 articles, the first time it had fallen under one thousand (click on the graph above to see this amazing feat in graphical form). It was also the first time that the oldest copy-edit tag was less than eight months old. Of the 25 who signed up, 16 editors completed 159 articles (285,929 words).

2018 Coordinator elections: Voting is open for the election of coordinators for the first half of 2018. Please visit the election page to vote between now and December 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Thanks for participating!

Housekeeping note: We do not send a newsletter before (or after) every drive or blitz. To have a better chance of knowing when the next event will start, add the GOCE's message box to your watchlist.

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, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Keira1996.

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December 2017 Guild of Copy Editors Blitz Award[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE December 2017 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:53, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Forgot to say, thank you! :) Wikilinks! Blue as the sink, they was wikilinks! (talk) 04:23, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy holidays[edit]

I'm having a merry Christmas and I hope you have a good day today and a happy new year. Thanks for working with me over the past year on Lepidoptera related stuff. Keep up the good work.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  23:08, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, and you're welcome! Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! :D Wikilinks! Blue as the sink, they was wikilinks! (talk) 00:34, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Project Wikify[edit]

Hello, I have been recently looking at project wikify. I already do many of the things the project is about but the project itself is essentially dead. I notice you posted on the talk page of another user and was wondering if there was any way it could be revived, I would certainly be able to help.

The Novac (talk) 22:24, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

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Girih[edit]

Hi, hope all's well. Will you be resuming the review soon? Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:10, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Yep. To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 02:53, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Wilhelmina Will, it's now March, and not only has this one not resumed, but the two reviews you opened on January 31 have yet to be started. How soon do you expect to start actively reviewing again? BlueMoonset (talk) 01:36, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Right now. To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 06:54, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

January 2018 GOCE barnstars[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 January 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 04:45, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 22:27, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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A kitten for you![edit]

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KITTIES

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Thank you! :) To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 22:25, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

February 2018 blitz bling[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE February 2018 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 17:08, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 05:42, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 February 2018[edit]

GAN for Type 97 automatic cannon[edit]

I've addressed your comments, please see if my changes are satisfactory.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 23:00, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Right, sorry. It's been a bizarre month. To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 03:54, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

GOCE February 2018 news[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2018 News
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Welcome to the February 2018 GOCE newsletter in which you will find Guild updates since the December edition. We got to a great start for the year, holding the backlog at nine months. 100 requests were submitted in the first 6 weeks of the year and were swiftly handled with an average completion time of 9 days.

Coordinator elections: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2018 were elected. Jonesey95 remained as lead coordinator and Corrine, Miniapolis and Tdslk as assistant coordinators. Keira1996 stepped down as assistant coordinator and was replaced by Reidgreg. Thanks to all who participated!

End of year reports were prepared for 2016 and 2017, providing a detailed look at the Guild's long-term progress.

January drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2017 from our backlog and all December 2017 Requests (a total of 275 articles). As with previous years, the January drive was an outstanding success and by the end of the month all but 57 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 38 who signed up, 21 editors recorded 259 copy edits (490,256 words).

February blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 February, focusing on Requests and the last articles tagged in May 2017. At the end of the week there were only 14 pending requests, with none older than 20 days. Of the 11 who signed up, 10 editors completed 35 copy edits (98,538 words).

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, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Reidgreg.

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WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. With 53 contestants qualifying, the groups for round 2 are slightly smaller than usual, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining users.

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

  • United States Aoba47 led the field with a featured article, 8 good articles and 42 GARs, giving a total of 666 points.
  • Germany FrB.TG , a WikiCup newcomer, came next with 600 points, gained from a featured article and masses of bonus points.
  • India Ssven2, another WikiCup newcomer, was in third place with 403 points, garnered from a featured article, a featured list, a good article and twelve GARs.
  • United States Ceranthor, India Numerounovedant, Minnesota Carbrera, Netherlands Farang Rak Tham and Romania Cartoon network freak all had over 200 points, but like all the other contestants, now have to start again from scratch. A good achievement was the 193 GARs performed by WikiCup contestants, comparing very favourably with the 54 GAs they achieved.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to 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. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Vanamonde (talk) 15:27, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Courses Modules are being deprecated[edit]

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Girih[edit]

Following up on your request for a second opinion, I have left some comments on Talk:Girih/GA1#Reviewer_comments. Regards SilkTork (talk) 13:33, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Signpost issue 4 – 29 March 2018[edit]

March 2018 drive bling[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 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 19:50, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 blitz bling[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE April 2018 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 15:48, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

WikiCup 2018 May newsletter[edit]

The second round of the 2018 WikiCup has now finished. Most contestants who advanced to the next round scored upwards of 100 points, but two with just 10 points managed to scrape through into round 3. Our top scorers in the last round were:

  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with three featured articles
  • Republic of Texas Iazyges, with nine good articles and lots of bonus points
  • India Yashthepunisher, a first time contestant, with two featured lists
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with seventeen good topic articles
  • United States Usernameunique, a first time contestant, with fourteen DYKs
  • San Francisco Muboshgu, a seasoned competitor, with three ITNs and
  • South Carolina Courcelles, another first time contestant, with twenty-seven GARs

So far contestants have achieved twelve featured articles between them and a splendid 124 good articles. Commendably, 326 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2018 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met; most of the GARs are fine, but a few have been a bit skimpy.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). 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 your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

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Request[edit]

Would you consider reviewing Monarch butterfly migration for GA status. I will take a variety of responses from you such as: "No, thank you", "I'll think about it", "Let me get back to you on that", "Not now", "maybe later" or even "yes". I also want to let you know that I think your artwork that you created on your userpage is very nice. Best Regards, Barbara   12:23, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Aw, thanks! I'll select option 2 from the above. :) To the point that the words have become unintelligible. (talk) 01:57, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 May 2018[edit]

Nomination of Muhuru for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Muhuru 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/Muhuru (2nd nomination) 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.

May 2018 GOCE drive bling[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 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 17:17, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help in bringing the copy-edit backlog to a new all-time low! – Reidgreg (talk) 17:17, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

June 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2018 News
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Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place in mid-June.

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

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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Fix citation on Protosphargis[edit]

Hi, could you please fix this citation that you added on Protosphargis. I wanted to do it myself but without even a publication year given, it is impossible. Note that early volumes of the Journal of Geology are accessible for free. --bender235 (talk) 16:04, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

June 2018 GOCE Blitz bling[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Wilhelmina Will for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE June 2018 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 12:20, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your copy edit! – Reidgreg (talk) 12:20, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 June 2018[edit]

WikiCup 2018 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles, a first time contestant, with 1756 points, a tally built largely on 27 GAs related to the Olympics
  • Scotland Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three GAs on natural history and astronomy topics
  • Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with a variety of submissions related to transport in the state of Washington

Contestants managed 7 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 120 good articles, 1 good topic, 124 DYK entries, 15 ITN entries, and 132 good article reviews. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 458 GA reviews, in comparison to 244 good articles submitted for review and promoted. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process; several submissions, particularly in abstruse or technical areas, have needed additional work to make them completely verifiable.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). 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 your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk), Vanamonde (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Donacaula flavusella[edit]

Notice

The article Donacaula flavusella has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

This article and another nine articles in this genus are not now included at GlobIZ and the dissertation by itself is not sufficient (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tree of Life#Doctoral thesis to establish a species?). If there is no objection to this, I will repeat for the other nine.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  23:22, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Another one for Asura pudibonda, where I said "I think this is a typo for Lyclene pudibunda based on Savela at Lyclene pudibunda (Snellen, 1880) where it says 'Asura pudibonda[sic, recte pudibunda]'."
Sorry about the template. I'm going through a list.  SchreiberBike | ⌨  00:06, 6 July 2018 (UTC)