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DYK for Sam Darnold[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 20 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sam Darnold, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that quarterback Sam Darnold's high school footage submitted to college football coaches consisted of his basketball highlights? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sam Darnold. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sam Darnold), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2016[edit]

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February 18 Wikipedia Day event in DTLA[edit]

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New Page Review - newsletter No.2[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati,
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A HUGE backlog

We now have 468 New Page Reviewers!
Most of us requested the user right at PERM, expressing a wish to be able to do something about the huge backlog, but the chart on the right does not demonstrate any changes to the pre-user-right levels of October.

Hitting 17,000 soon

The backlog is still steadily growing at a rate of 150 a day or 4,650 a month. Only 20 reviews a day by each reviewer over the next few days would bring the backlog down to a managable level and the daily input can then be processed by each reviewer doing only 2 or 3 reviews a day - that's about 5 minutes work!
It didn't work in time to relax for the Xmas/New Year holidays. Let's see if we can achieve our goal before Easter, otherwise by Thanksgiving it will be closer to 70,000.

Second set of eyes

Remember that we are the only guardians of quality of new articles, we alone have to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged by non-Reviewer patrollers and that new authors are not being bitten.

Abuse

This is even more important and extra vigilance is required considering Orangemoody, and

  1. this very recent case of paid advertising by a Reviewer resulting in a community ban.
  2. this case in January of paid advertising by a Reviewer, also resulting in a community ban.
  3. This Reviewer is indefinitely blocked for sockpuppetry.

Coordinator election[edit]

Kudpung is stepping down after 6 years as unofficial coordinator of New Page Patrolling/Reviewing. There is enough work for two people and two coords are now required. Details are at NPR Coordinators; nominate someone or nominate yourself. Date for the actual suffrage will be published later.


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Josh Reaume Page[edit]

Hey Buddy,

I'm not sure how all of this stuff works but on my wiki page, josh reaume, under personal life there are some allegations that I was asked to partake in criminal activities. The reference or source for that section does not mentioned any of this... it was been altered... I was wondering if you could assist me in getting it removed.

I appreciate your help.

Thanks,

josh

josh@joshreaume.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by Upgradejrrn (talkcontribs) 16:21, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

@Upgradejrrn: Hey Josh, looking at the source, it appears you were right about that. It's been removed. Zappa24Mati 00:26, 12 February 2017 (UTC)


Thank you very much for your help with that. Now on another note how can I go about getting some of the aspects of my page improved? I understand that a lot of this has to do with quality sources but is there a way that I can supply you with links to specific things such as the fact I'm a degreed engineer not a 'mechanic'... or possibly adding a picture of myself?

Any help or direction is greatly appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Upgradejrrn (talkcontribs) 17:48, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

@Upgradejrrn: If you have the sources available, you can place them either here or at Talk:Josh Reaume with what content you want to be changed. As for pictures, they must meet the image use policy, meaning it can't just be a picture taken from a website (because of copyright). Zappa24Mati 00:21, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review-Patrolling: Coordinator elections[edit]

Your last chance to nominate yourself or any New Page Reviewer, See Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Coordination. Elections begin Monday 20 February 23:59 UTC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - newsletter No.3[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati,
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Voting for coordinators has now begun HERE and will continue through/to 23:59 UTC Monday 06 March. Please be sure to vote. Any registered, confirmed editor can vote. Nominations are now closed.

Still a MASSIVE backlog

We now have 468 New Page Reviewers but despite numerous appeals for help, the backlog has NOT been significantly reduced.
If you asked for the New Page Reviewer right, please consider investing a bit of time - every little helps preventing spam and trash entering the mainspace and Google when the 'NO_INDEX' tags expire.


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Question NBA vs NFL playoff comparison[edit]

@ZappaOMati: Which NBA playoff run would you compare the 2016-17 Green Bay Packers deep playoff run to? --Michael Grunewald (talk) 04:41, 25 February 2017 (UTC) Michael Grunewald (talk) 04:41, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Agil/Egil[edit]

> Actually, "Agil" comes from his real name: (A)ndrew (Gil)bert Mills.

That may be the case, but his Japanese name uses the romaji character for 'E' wiktionary:エ, thus is meant to be rendered as 'E' in English. 76.69.77.203 (talk) 09:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

I had a conversation with the guys over at the SAO fandom wikia project: His name? It's still up for debate, but I see too many parallels to dismiss it. Officially, it's Agil, but pronounce Egil. However, that's not the whole story. In any case, consider it resolved. 76.69.79.67 (talk) 11:46, 28 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 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Very bad idea[edit]

this was a bad idea. css markup does not get special hyphens. using special hyphens breaks the format. Frietjes (talk) 16:44, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

@Frietjes: Sorry about that, it was an unintended side effect. I was trying to fix the scores that used hyphens (as we use dashes for those), but the hyphens in the table formatting happened to get caught in the process. NFLisAwesome (ZappaOMati) 17:49, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Category:Joe Montana has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Joe Montana, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 22:56, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

The move from the Kolbat 400 to the Penzoil 400[edit]

Hello, ZappaOMati. I wanted to ask how (and when) would the move from the Kolbat 400 to the Penzoil 400 take place. Especially since the Penzoil 400 currently redirects to the Ford 400. Would the redirect be take down to make way for the article and a note be placed on the article or would the article be split with Penzoil becoming a disambiguation page for both races, if possible? (Like Connecticut Huskies basketball) In addition, would it only be permitted to be moved after the final race of the year or would it wait until 2018 to do so? --Super Goku V (talk) 23:36, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

@Super Goku V: Hmm, I forgot the Ford EcoBoost 400 was called the Pennzoil 400. For situations like this, I would assume the Kobalt 400 page would get moved to Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas). I could take it up with the guys at WP:NASCAR beforehand. Zappa24Mati 00:00, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of I believe that we will win![edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of I believe that we will win! at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! ~ Rob13Talk 06:28, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2017[edit]

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DYK for I believe that we will win![edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article I believe that we will win!, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the "I believe that we will win!" chant, used as a rallying cry by United States fans during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, was first used for the college football Army–Navy Game? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/I believe that we will win!. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, I believe that we will win!), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:02, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Possible favor?[edit]

After a member of the guild of copyeditors worked on GA Yu Kanda, I nominated the article to FA. However, it seems there are still issues with the prose. If possible, could you give it a look and edit it if you have time? Regards.Tintor2 (talk) 22:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

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)

Warning[edit]

I was going to template you, but since you appear to be a longtime user, I'm just going to say this:

Don't do this. That may have not been your intention, but try not to do it again (and check your edits before publishing). Thank you. SkyWarrior 02:02, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

@SkyWarrior: I'm so sorry for that. That was definitely not my intention (I was simply trying to change the hyphen between the years to a dash). Guess I screwed up somewhere along the way, and I wasn't expecting to need to preview it since it was such a minor edit. Turns out I was wrong. Zappa24Mati 02:05, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
Alright, understood. Mistakes happen. Just remember to try to preview all edits, no matter how minor. Glad this situation has been resolved. SkyWarrior 02:07, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Free Agency Table[edit]

Were you the one who created the free agency tables used on the Chicago Bears season articles? I was going to be updating the Cowboys season articles 2016 & 2017, and wanted to use the same one, do you mind if I steal it? WikiVirusC (talk) 02:10, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

@WikiVirusC: I'm not the only person who worked on it (@Chiraq Bears: filled out most of this year's before free agency began), but if you want to use the same template, go right ahead. Zappa24Mati 02:21, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks WikiVirusC (talk) 02:22, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jimmy Florian[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Jimmy Florian at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Giants2008 (Talk) 21:55, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Tyler Speer[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Tyler Speer at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! 97198 (talk) 09:40, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

New Page Review - Newsletter No.4[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati,
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Come and join us at the Wiknic[edit]

LA Meetup: 6th Wiknic, 7/15 @ Pan Pacific Park
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DYK Ed Forchion[edit]

I have addressed concerns at Template:Did you know nominations/Ed Forchion. Would you please have a look? thanks Djflem (talk) 12:12, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Tyler Speer[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 2 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Tyler Speer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that drag boat racing driver Tyler Speer's boat uses parts from his ARCA Racing Series stock car? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Tyler Speer. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Tyler Speer), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:18, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Bud Moore (NASCAR owner)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Bud Moore (NASCAR owner) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Liam E. Bekker (talk) 13:03, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Jimmy Florian[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jimmy Florian, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jimmy Florian won the Ford Motor Company's first NASCAR Grand National Series race while driving a car that was formerly owned by the Detroit chief of police? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jimmy Florian. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jimmy Florian), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 00:13, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

Hi there,

Just wanted to let you know that I do feel bad for making you get edit conflicted. My plan was to come back a day later after I had gathered significant sources on his international road racing career. No ill will, and I'm glad that we can improve the article before his debut. Willsome429 (talk) 15:12, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

@Willsome429: It's fine, don't worry about it. It's just funny that we had the same idea in terms of creating the page at around the same time. Zappa24Mati 00:08, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Your interest in military history[edit]

Your name is listed in Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/War films task force as having an occasional interest in military history films. Recently I placed the military history film Ran (film) for GA assessment and thought to ask if you might have an interest in doing the assessment or if you might know of someone to suggest for military history assessments. JohnWickTwo (talk) 17:16, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Dylan Kwasniewski[edit]

While swinging by his page again, after I added his ARCA results, I noticed his K&N ones are incomplete. It's been a while since I worked with these tables...did we ever come up with a standard for what to do with development series such as K&N? --Bcschneider53 (talk) 00:29, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

@Bcschneider53: I vaguely recall there being discussions from a few years ago, but what I typically see nowadays is that if it's a series that a driver has notably competed in during their career (like if it's the current series they're primarily racing in or if they have run full-time in it at some point), then it can be added; as such, guys like Todd Gilliland (currently running full-time in both) and Kwasniewski (not only ran full-time in both, but won titles in both) would have them, while those with just one-off starts like Ryan Blaney probably wouldn't. Zappa24Mati 00:39, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
@ZappaOMati: That's what I vaguely recall too. While 25% of me is inclined to agree with that on the one hand, part of me also feels like the series is either notable (which I believe it probably is) for all or for none. Also, if a driver like Gilliland goes on to be a Cup champion (like Kevin Harvick, who won that series' championship in '98 (and just added another win to his total on Saturday)), the question will eventually become whether or not those results remain notable. For the sake of consistency, the other 75% of me is inclined to say go ahead and add them freely, like we've been doing with ARCA. Thoughts? --Bcschneider53 (talk) 00:56, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
@Bcschneider53: True. I'd suggest asking WT:NASCAR for input, but I'm worried we'll end with a discussion that doesn't really go anywhere (hence why we're having this discussion right now), so I'm for adding them as well; heck, ARCA is also a feeder series in a way and we've been adding results for it, so why not? Zappa24Mati 01:14, 28 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)

DYK for Bud Moore (NASCAR owner)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 4 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bud Moore (NASCAR owner), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore was a machine gunner who participated in the Normandy landings? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bud Moore (NASCAR owner). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bud Moore (NASCAR owner)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:04, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2017[edit]

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Happy Birthday![edit]

New Page Reviewer Newsletter[edit]

Hello ZappaOMati, thank you for your efforts reviewing new pages!
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Backlog update:

  • The new page backlog is currently at 18,511 pages. We have worked hard to decrease from over 22,000, but more hard work is needed! Please consider reviewing even just a few pages a a day.
  • Some editors are committing to work specifically on patrolling new pages on 15 July. If you have not reviewed new pages in a while, this might be a good time to be involved. Please remember that quality of patrolling is more important than quantity, that the speedy deletion criteria should be followed strictly, and that ovetagging for minor issues should be avoided.

Technology update:

  • Several requests have been put into Phabractor to increase usability of the New Pages Feed and the Page Curation toolbar. For more details or to suggest improvements go to Wikipedia:Page Curation/Suggested improvements
  • The tutorial has been updated to include links to the following useful userscripts. If you were not aware of them, they could be useful in your efforts reviewing new pages:

General project update:


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DYK for David Cheng[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article David Cheng, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jackie Chan DC Racing, owned by David Cheng, is the first team based in mainland China to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/David Cheng. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, David Cheng), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 12:01, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Jackie Chan DC Racing[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jackie Chan DC Racing, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jackie Chan DC Racing, owned by David Cheng, is the first team based in mainland China to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jackie Chan DC Racing), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex ShihTalk 12:01, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Just wondering[edit]

I saw this edit and was wondering what the difference between "Ineligible for series points" and "not eligible for series points" is? ~ GB fan 16:03, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @GB fan: My guess is that one of those should say "Season still in progress." --Bcschneider53 (talk) 16:04, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
@GB fan: Bcschneider53 would be correct. This is what happens when I'm not fully observant of what I'm readding (though it made me wonder why it was even missing in the first place). Zappa24Mati 00:49, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

UCSF project[edit]

Hi! I am currently revamping the UCSF project. I created lots of pages and added a lot of content, but there is so much still to do. I saw that you are part of the SFBA task force, so I thought you might be interested and I wanted to invite you to collaborate once more. In particular, we need to add content, do maintenance, and we really would benefit from pictures, so if you are in SF and could help that would be great. Thanks!Eccekevin (talk) 15:13, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

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Hello, ZappaOMati! We are looking for editors to join WikiProject University of California, San Francisco, an outreach effort which aims to support development of UCSF related articles in Wikipedia. We thought you might be interested, and hope that you will join us. If you are interested in joining, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of participants, check out our To Do list, and join the discussion on our talk page. Thanks!!!

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