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For the time being, I'm going to try a return to this site. My intention is to write articles and improve the site, no more and no less. You let me do my thing and I'll let you do yours (unless it's destructive, see intention two). Wizardman

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Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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Global Financial Markets Association[edit]

Request page. This is an important association - members of which likely control 80%+ of the G7's invested wealth, so its certainly notable. Material was all factual and fully referenced. Specific guidance on how to fix the perceived copyright issue would be very helpful. Rick (talk) 16:46, 1 February 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!

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

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Help with editors[edit]

Hi Wizardman, I've recently run into two editors ( one who has been editing for about 6 months and another for about 2 months). Both seem to know a lot about Wikipedia's policies and rules related to editing and they also seem intent on ensuring that negative facts about President Trump's candidate for the U.S. Supreme court (Neil Gorsuch) don't end up on the page about his nomination. What advise would you give about dealing with editors in these types of scenarios?Monopoly31121993 (talk) 17:26, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Institute for New Culture Technologies-t0 for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Institute for New Culture Technologies-t0 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/Institute for New Culture Technologies-t0 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. DGG ( talk ) 03:49, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

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)

Bullshit[edit]

You know me, Wizardman, I like to be dead-serious and I prefer keeping my language clean. Still, I think you may have had a point with your comment about Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Nate Fish (2nd nomination). Drmies (talk) 03:53, 2 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!

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

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On this day, 11 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Wizardman. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
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Talk:Live and Dangerous/GA1[edit]

Wizardman, I was wondering whether you wanted to take a look at this GA review and see where it stands. The nominator has responded to all of the reviewer's comments, and the reviewer hasn't edited at Wikipedia since the day of the final response, February 22, 2017. Thanks for anything you can do. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:08, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Newspaper articles[edit]

Hi Wizardman, I noticed these log entries:

03:17, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page The McLean Times
03:17, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Virginia Star
03:14, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Virginian Review
03:10, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page The Reston Times
03:10, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page The Reston Connection
03:09, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Fauquier Times-Democrat
03:09, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Danville Register and Bee
03:09, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Danville Register & Bee
03:08, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page The McLean Connection
03:07, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page The Wytheville Enterprise
03:07, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page The Winchester Star
03:06, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Fairfax County Journal
03:04, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Central Virginian News (to allow for creation)
03:04, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Bristol Herald-Courier (to allow for creation)
03:04, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Blue Ridge Business Journal (to allow for creation)
03:04, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Bland County Messenger (to allow for creation)
03:04, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Alexandria Journal (to allow for creation)
03:04, 13 August 2013 Wizardman (talk | contribs) deleted page Alexandria Gazette Packet (to allow for creation)

I wasn't sure what the backstory was for how they got deleted, but it seems that in some cases a new article wasn't created. Did these meet criteria for speedy deletion? Thanks, N I H I L I S T I C (talk) 15:20, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 21[edit]

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Bureaucrat discussion - GoldenRing[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/GoldenRing/Bureaucrat chat

I would be grateful for your input in the above discussion. Many thanks, WJBscribe (talk) 12:15, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

4th GA Cup - Wrap Up[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016 GA Cup - Wrap Up
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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.

Thank you to all of our competitors, and congrats to our winners!

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

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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.
  • South Australia Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • 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.

So, on to 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 10 days of "earning" them. 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 nominations, 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, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

FLC review request[edit]

Hey Wizardman! Could I trouble you to review my current baseball FLC nom, which has been open since March? Cheers! —Bloom6132 (talk) 14:43, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Pinging again to check if you'd want to review. —Bloom6132 (talk) 06:39, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Frank Cross (baseball) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Frank Cross (baseball) 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/Frank Cross (baseball) 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. Kiteinthewind Leave a message! 21:21, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game[edit]

Having recently just attended my first ever MLB game in Anaheim, I just wanted to thank you for this article to which I believe you heavily contributed. A really good read, a good story, and I almost felt sad for both Galarraga and the umpire without really knowing anything about either of them.... great work. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:29, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Recently re-created redirect Good Articles[edit]

The page exactly titled Good Articles, which was deleted per RfD discussion, was re-created this year. Is the re-creation okay? If so, what about "Good Article" (without the "s"), which was also deleted per another RfD discussion? --George Ho (talk) 01:41, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Just for an update, the deletion of the redirects to WP:GA are taken to Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2017 June 9. --George Ho (talk) 14:36, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 22[edit]

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File permission problem with File:Lorenzo Ferrero.JPG[edit]

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I contacted the copyright holder, no problem. —Cote d'Azur (talk) 07:02, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

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).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. 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 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 05:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:2008 USA Baseball Olympic Team roster[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:2008 USA Baseball Olympic Team roster has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 13:59, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Dave Freisleben[edit]

I've recently expanded the article on Dave Freisleben, and I came across an issue similar to the one with Steve Gromek.

When it was pretty much a given that the San Diego Padres were gonna move to Washington prior to the 1974 season, Freisleben did a photo shoot in the new "Washington Stars" uniforms. If you search Freisleben on the net, the 2 pictures of him in this uniform is pretty much the first thing that pops up about him. Though I wouldn't give them the historical relevance of the Gromek-Doby photo, I feel it is relevant enough. I would like to add it to his article.

When I uploaded the Gromek-Doby photo, someone else took it down, and I see that you got it back. Is it simply a matter of you being an admin, therefor you have more pull? If so, could you upload these pictures? If not, what did I do wrong last time, and what do I hafta do to avoid that this time?Johnny Spasm (talk) 20:03, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

OK, so if I correctly inferred your response, there isn't really any way to get that image on his article.--Johnny Spasm (talk) 17:34, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 23[edit]

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  • Library card
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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)

Jesse Hickman photo[edit]

Are you sure that's Hickman photo? You said it came from a Colts 45 press thing but the photo shows someone in a Phillies uniform....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 17:17, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Ach Gott[edit]

Thank you for passing Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2, for the missed editor. It was changed after the promotion, what do you think about that? I especially miss a bolded BWV 2 that tells a reader at a glance that it is not Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:46, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 24[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:2003nfldraft.gif[edit]

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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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Recreation of Jack Radcliffe[edit]

Greetings. I've submitted a draft for the recreation of Jack Radcliffe, which you were previously involved with deleting in its initial incarnation. Please feel free to review the proposed draft. I believe I've satisfied WP:GNG and improved the page from whatever it previously was. Any input you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!Luminum (talk)

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)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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An exceptional barnstar for you[edit]

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Congratulations for finishing in joint 17th place overall in the Women in Red World Contest!! -♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Thankyou so much for the hard work! I make it $10 that you've won. Please double check. If you would like to donate any of your winnings into the Women in Red Book Fund to raise money to buy books for editors of women topics who need them on demand please add your name and the amount you'd like to donate in the sub section below the prize winners on the main contest page.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)


An exceptional barnstar for you[edit]

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Thankyou for the work you put into the Women in Red World Contest!! -♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

I make it $10 that you've won. Please double check. If you would like to donate any of your winnings into the Women in Red Book Fund to raise money to buy books for editors of women topics who need them on demand please add your name and the amount you'd like to donate in the sub section below the prize winners on the main contest page.♦ Dr. Blofeld 14:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Re: magazines[edit]

I've used this collection a lot! Usually go through from here. The US magazines scans were donated to the project by the US Copyright Office. The key to using them is to check for renewal of the magazine and go with the copyright not renewed tag if not. A good idea to check both the 27th and 28th years after publication here at UPenn until 1978, then at copyright.gov after that. Use the title of the magazine when you search; I check them before use to be sure. If the copies of Picture Show are before 1924, then there's no worries re: being PD. I stay away from anything I'm in doubt about, so stay away from the later copies of Picture Show. There's a Spanish-language magazine at the cite called Cine Mundial. This was published for the Spanish-speaking markets but was published in NY, so there's no issues about anything from there.

The deal with the photos is that some of them were copyright-stamped back there. RKO for one was very efficient about stamping their issued photos back there and some of the studio photographers stamped their work copyrighted on the back too. But if you look at the RKO lobby cards, many of them had no copyright marks at all-just "Made in USA" or "Country of origin USA".

I stayed away from working on the CCI because it's been a conflict ever since I asked for the investigation. As stated at the TP, the user has the view that images are in the PD unless it can be proven they're not-the rules for all of the projects say they're not to be considered PD unless you can prove they are. Any time you get into this, whether it's MCQ, AN, ANI, FFD or DR, it's the same 60 songs and dances with everyone else being wrong. HTH, We hope (talk) 01:30, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 25[edit]

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Contest Prize[edit]

Please email me and state your user name, email address and how much I owe you in your preferred currency.♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:01, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to all![edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Glorious, Prosperous New Year! God bless! Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 10:42, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Seasons' Greetings[edit]

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...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 03:28, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Unprotection request[edit]

Hi, would you please help at WP:AFC/R#Sophia Grace Brownlee? You protected Sophia Grace Brownlee and now someone wants to create a redirect there. 208.95.51.38 (talk) 15:55, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. 208.95.51.38 (talk) 19:01, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Les Webber[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Les Webber[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Les Webber[edit]

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Happy Birthday[edit]

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Wishing Wizardman a very happy birthday on behalf of the Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 02:44, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Many happy returns of the day, Wizardman! BlueMoonset (talk) 05:53, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Happy birthday! Warm regards, Mz7 (talk) 20:36, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 26[edit]

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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)

12 years of editing[edit]

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Have a great day!
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Deletion pending for File:Lorenzo Ferrero.JPG[edit]

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Double (basketball)[edit]

Double (basketball), an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 23:36, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Survey Invite[edit]

I'm working on a study of political motivations and how they affect editing. I'd like to ask you to take a survey. The survey should take no more than 1-2 minutes. Your survey responses will be kept private. Our project is documented at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Wikipedia_%2B_Politics.

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I am asking you to participate in this study because you are a frequent editor of pages on Wikipedia that are of political interest. We would like to learn about your experiences in dealing with editors of different political orientations.

Sincere thanks for your help! Porteclefs (talk) 13:27, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Brett Favre[edit]

Brett Favre, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 22:30, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 27[edit]

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Issue 27, February – March 2018

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MfD nomination of User:Captain-tucker/Emma Hunton[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg User:Captain-tucker/Emma Hunton, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Captain-tucker/Emma Hunton and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Captain-tucker/Emma Hunton during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Compassionate727 (T·C) 20:22, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

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)

Books & Bytes – Issue 28[edit]

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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 Jamie Mueller[edit]

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