Wikipedia:Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight/History

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Features[edit]

Cyclone Tracy[edit]

  1. September 22 to October 2 2004: Cyclone Tracy

Victor Chang[edit]

  1. October 3 to October 17 2004: Victor Chang

Past collaborations[edit]

2008[edit]

Summary of 2008 collaborations
Article (details see below) Number of editors Number of edits Change in size
Harold Holt 7 12 article increased from 40989 bytes to 41,859 bytes
Brisbane 30 72 article went from 56,697 bytes to 53,180 bytes
Cricket Australia 9 38 article increased from 4,096 bytes to 13,253 bytes - over three times longer
Ash Wednesday fires 10 62 article increased from 11,690 bytes to 16,720 bytes
Gundagai 8 54 article increased from 23,393 bytes to 32,619 bytes - 39% longer

Harold Holt[edit]

Nominated on 15 November 2007; needs 6 votes by 27 December 2007 to remain listed. Selected 30 December 2007.

Support:

  1. Matilda talk 00:18, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  2. Roisterer 01:51, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  3. Gnangarra 02:25, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  4. Euryalus (talk) 18:39, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
  5. Canley (talk) 06:25, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  6. Sharkface217 00:54, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • As per my nom for 1967, very much in the news at the moment for the 40th anniversary of his disappearance and will continue to be so for the next few weeks. Right now this article is tagged for needing more citations :-( This is a real shame for something so much in the news right now. --Matilda talk 00:18, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Quick read looks like its just a handful of sources from GA, bit of effort on text and it could go to FA Gnangarra 02:25, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

ACOTF from 30 December 2007 to 13 January 2008

  • 7 contributors made 12 edits
  • The article increased from 40989 bytes to 41,859 bytes
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Brisbane[edit]

Nominated on 11 December 2007; needs 2 votes by 25 December 2007 to remain listed. Selected 13 January 2008

Support:

  1. Dihydrogen Monoxide 23:38, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. Sharkface217 00:54, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. Mattinbgn\talk 03:36, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
  4. Lankiveil (talk) 04:21, 22 December 2007 (UTC).
  5. Shiftchange (talk) 01:30, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
  6. Garrie 02:41, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

ACOTF from ... 2007 to ... 2007

  • About 30 contributors made 72 edits
  • The article went from 56,697 bytes to 53,180 bytes
  • See how it changed

Cricket Australia[edit]

Nominated on 2 January 2007; needs 2 votes by 16 January 2007 to remain listed. Selected 27 January 2008 with 5 votes.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn\talk 23:40, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Roisterer (talk) 00:57, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Chuq (talk) 23:32, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  4. Hide&Reason (talk) 03:33, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
  5. Sharkface217 19:01, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Formerly the Australian Cricket Board, this is the administrative body for the national sport of Australia. The article does not make any mention of its turbulent history, its frequent conflicts with leading players, the political intrigues over South Africa and more recently Zimbabwe and Pakistan.
  • I also have a few books that could be used for references -- Chuq (talk) 23:32, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 27 January 2008 to 22 February 2008 (well over a fortnight)

  • About 9 contributors made about 38 edits
  • The article increased from 4,096 bytes to 13,253 bytes - over three times longer
  • See how it changed

Ash Wednesday fires[edit]

Nominated on 11 January 2008; needs 4 votes by 8 February 2008 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn\talk 06:02, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Sharkface217 20:01, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Shiftchange (talk) 03:17, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  4. Matilda talk 04:03, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  5. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:50, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  6. Hide&Reason (talk) 08:14, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Very topical this time of year. The worst bushfire disaster in Australian history. Lessons learnt from the disaster lead to the improvement of bushfire and emergency management leading to less lives lost. -- Mattinbgn\talk 06:02, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 22 February 2008 to 9 March 2008

  • Over 10 contributors made 62 edits
  • The article increased from 11,690 bytes to 16,720 bytes
  • See how it changed

Gundagai, New South Wales[edit]

Nominated on 27 January 2008; needs 6 votes by 23 March 2008 to remain listed. Selected 9 March 2008 with 5 votes.

Support:

  1. Roisterer (talk) 05:40, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Mattinbgn\talk 05:43, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Matilda talk 04:04, 1 February 2008 (UTC) :-)
  4. --VS talk 05:16, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  5. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:51, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Iconic Australian town. Had some edit warring a while back but now needs a clean up and TLC to get it to GA/FA level.
  • Name seems really familiar, can anyone tell me why? dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 07:51, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
What, you don't listen to Macca? :-) -- Mattinbgn\talk 08:09, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 9 March 2008 to 23 March 2008

  • 8 contributors made 54 edits
  • The article increased from 23,393 bytes to 32,619 bytes - 39% longer
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Azaria Chamberlain disappearance[edit]

Nominated on 7 February 2008; needs 4 votes by 20 March 2008 to remain listed. Selected 23 March with 5 votes.

Support:

  1. Canley (talk) 05:43, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
  2. Sharkface217 19:36, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  3. WWGB (talk) 22:26, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  4. dihydrogen monoxide (H20) 09:29, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
  5. Matilda talk 22:31, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This article needs a lot of work with referencing and POV, and shouldn't be too difficult as it must be one of the most documented cases in recent Australian history. --Canley (talk) 05:43, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 23 March 2008 to 7 April 2008

  • 12 contributors made 49 edits
  • The article went from 28,264 bytes to 25,826 bytes, primarily due to the removal of 7kb of "popular media"
  • See how it changed

1983 America's Cup[edit]

Nominated on 12 March 2008; needs 6 votes by 21 April 2008 to remain listed. Selected on 7 April with 6 votes.

Support:

  1. Longhair\talk 10:39, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  2. dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 12:36, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  3. SatuSuro 12:40, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  4. Gnangarra 14:02, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  5. Matilda talk 22:31, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  6. Bidgee (talk) 13:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • I was quite surprised to discover this article was a stub. Anyone who was alive at the time would remember the win and the celebrations that followed. This topic deserves a combined effort to bring it beyond stub status. -- Longhair\talk 10:39, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Wasn't alive, but it sounds fun. dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 12:36, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • History and limited range of sources compared to 87 fun? oh well it takes all kinds :) SatuSuro 12:40, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • User:Moondyne/1987 America's Cup has been in the oven for a couple of weeks. It will come out to play shortly pending some more sources which are on order from my library, and an ebay delivery. —Moondyne click! 13:43, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Australia II isnt much better, Gnangarra 14:02, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • OK for anyone wanting to readup - there are now more refs than article at 83 :| happy hunting SatuSuro 14:35, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 7 April 2008 to 20 April 2008

  • Only two contributors made only 2 edits
  • The article increased from 3264 bytes to 4197 bytes
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Australia-New Zealand relations[edit]

Nominated on 19 March 2008; needs 6 votes by 30 April 2008 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Matilda talk 20:07, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
  2. Roisterer (talk) 22:57, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
  3. dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 05:05, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
  4. Sting au Buzz Me... 11:54, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
  5. gadfium 05:04, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • The article has been tagged for NPOV for some time. There are lots of requests for cites. It should be possible to clean up but it will definitely take some work. The talk page is useful reading for some of the issues with the article.--Matilda talk 20:10, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Perhaps it would be worth asking WP:NZ if they wish to make it a joint collaboration. -- Mattinbgn\talk 12:34, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 20 April 2008 to 4 May 2008

  • 11 contributors made 36 edits
  • The article increased from 35,549 bytes to 43,512 bytes
  • See how it changed

Australian rules football[edit]

Nominated on 26 April 2008; needs 2 votes by 10 May 2008 to remain listed. Selected 4 May 2008

Support:

  1. Roisterer (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  2. Terlob (talk) 00:39, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
  3. --Sting au Buzz Me... 05:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Bizarrely there are no Australian rules related FA's and only two GA's. This is already a fairly complete article that needs some polish and some more encyclopaedic prose to get it to FA level. --Roisterer (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 4 May 2008 to 25 May 2008 (three weeks)

  • Over 15 contributors made 119 edits, especially Rulesfan
  • The article increased from 54,183 bytes to 59,152 bytes
  • See how it changed

Witchetty grub[edit]

Nominated on 5 May 2008; needs 2 votes by 19 May 2008 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Shiftchange (talk) 12:46, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  2. Bidgee (talk) 12:56, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  3. Roisterer (talk) 23:25, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  4. Colliric (talk) 06:04, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
  5. WWGB (talk) 06:12, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • One of the more well-known bushfoods that is stubby and lacking any citations.

ACOTF from 25 May 2008 to 8 June 2008

  • 6 contributors made edits, plus a vandal
  • The article increased from 2,472 bytes to 3,682 bytes - 50% longer
  • See how it changed

Murrumbidgee River[edit]

Nominated on 17 May 2008; needs 6 votes by 4 July 2008 to remain listed. Selected 8 June 2008 with 4 votes.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn\talk 11:46, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  2. Bidgee (talk) 11:52, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  3. Shiftchange (talk) 12:45, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  4. Matilda talk 20:33, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • One of Australia's great rivers, renowned in Australian folklore. -- Mattinbgn\talk 11:46, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 8 June 2008 to 22 June 2008

  • 10 contributors made 46 edits
  • The article increased from 15,542 bytes to 18,675 bytes
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Tirari Desert[edit]

Nominated on 26 April 2008; needs 6 votes by 28 June 2008 to remain listed. Selected 22 June 2008 with 4 votes.

Support:

  1. Shiftchange (talk) 13:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  2. Australian Matt (talk) 09:54, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  3. Matilda talk 20:34, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  4. Sounds fun. giggy (:O) 08:34, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • One of two remaining uncreated Australian desert articles, that should be easy to find references. - Shiftchange (talk) 13:54, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 22 June 2008 to 6 July 2008

Field day[edit]

Nominated on 21 June 2008; needs 4 votes by 19 July 2008 to remain listed. Selected 6 July 2008 with 2 votes.

Support:

  1. Scott Davis Talk 00:36, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
  2. --Sting Buzz Me... 06:25, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

ACOTF from 6 July 2008 to 20 July 2008

  • 7 contributors made 18 edits
  • The article increased from 2085 bytes to 7100 bytes - 3 times longer. It was a redirect to a different subject until the day it was nominated.
  • See how it changed

Howard Government[edit]

Nominated on 6 July 2008; needs 6 votes by 17 August 2008 to remain listed. Selected on 20 July 2008.

Support:

  1. Matilda talk 23:06, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. Merbabu (talk) 00:21, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  3. Giggy 03:20, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  4. Nick Dowling (talk) 08:17, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
  5. Roisterer (talk) 13:44, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
  6. Lankiveil (speak to me) 12:11, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Newish article - trying to separate out the actions of the government under the leadership of PM Howard from Howard the PM--Matilda talk 23:06, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  • This would be a great candidate for an ACOTF as it needs some bold editors, with reference materials handly. Nick Dowling (talk) 08:18, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 20 July 2008 to 25 August 2008

  • About 18 contributors made 90 edits
  • The article increased from 33,075 bytes to 47,395 bytes - over one third longer
  • See how it changed

HM Bark Endeavour[edit]

Nominated on 2 July 2008; needs 4 votes by 30 July 2008 to remain listed. Selected 25 August with 4 votes after several weeks of slackness.

Support:

  1. AussieLegend (talk) 07:44, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. Matilda talk 23:08, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
  3. Gnangarra 14:50, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
  4. Assize (talk) 21:22, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • I don't think anyone needs reminding of the historical significance of the Endeavour to Australia and the article has a {{multipleissues}} tag on it that needs addressing. There has been talk about this but very little action on this high-importance article. --AussieLegend (talk) 07:44, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 25 August 2008 to 14 September 2008

  • 8 contributors made 64 edits
  • The article increased from 31,762 bytes to 34,905 bytes
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Quentin Bryce[edit]

Nominated on 29 July 2008; needs 4 votes by 23 September 2008 to remain listed. Selected on 14 September 2008 with 5 votes.

Support:

  1. Lankiveil (speak to me) 11:23, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. Canley (talk) 12:07, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  3. Euryalus (talk) 07:29, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  4. Jmount (talk) 09:25, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  5. Hide&Reason (talk) 15:56, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Soon to be our head of state (sort of), so it would be nice to expand this decent but rather short article. Compare to her predecessor Michael Jeffery, whose article could also use work, but is at least reasonably comprehensive. Lankiveil (speak to me) 11:23, 29 July 2008 (UTC).

ACOTF from 14 September 2008 to 2 October 2008

  • 9 contributors made 47 edits
  • The article increased from 10,155 bytes to 23,504 bytes - over twice as long
  • See how it changed

Griffith, New South Wales[edit]

Nominated on 16 August 2008; needs 6 votes by 24 October 2008 to remain listed. Selected 2 October 2008 with 4 votes

Support:

  1. Bidgee (talk) 00:52, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
  2. Matilda talk 06:41, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
  3. Roisterer (talk) 09:11, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
  4. Euryalus (talk) 07:29, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Griffith article needs some work on formating, wikilinking, cleaning up, sourcing just to name some of the things that need to be done on the article. I've tryed to improve the article but need some help. Bidgee (talk) 00:52, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 2 October 2008 to 26 October 2008

Maintenance: Category:Unassessed Australia articles[edit]

Nominated on 19 October 2008; needs 4 votes by 16 November 2008 to remain listed. Selected on 26 October 2008.

Support:

  1. Gnangarra 15:36, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Digmores (talk) 04:52, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • maybe ACOTF could encourage some maintenance tasks like assessment currently there almost 600 articles unassessed. Gnangarra 15:36, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
  • I've just assessed about 30 - backlog down to 561. However given the enormous number of WP:AUS articles I'm not convinced the assessment system is a good guide for editors looking for articles to improve. As an alternative, ACOTF might select a group of related articles, all in need of modest improvement? This would encourage involvement from editors looking to do more basic research to move articles from "stub" to "start"? Euryalus (talk) 04:44, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 26 October 2008 to 10 November 2008 I have no idea how to calculate how many contributions were made.

Isaac Isaacs[edit]

Nominated on 20 October 2008; needs 4 votes by 17 November 2008 to remain listed. Selected 10 November 2008 with 4 votes

Support:

  1. Peripitus (Talk) 02:47, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Euryalus (talk) 04:28, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Lankiveil (speak to me) 07:33, 27 October 2008 (UTC).
  4. Matilda talk 21:56, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Australia's first Australian born Governor General and an important figure in the history of federation and the Australian Constitution is currently a start class article with a cleanup tag.

ACOTF from 10 November 2008 to 7 December 2008

  • 7 contributors made 14 edits
  • The article increased from 10,286 bytes to 13,883 bytes
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Melbourne Cup[edit]

Nominated on 29 October 2008; needs 4 votes by 26 November 2008 to remain listed. Selected 7 December 2008 (no selection was made in the "right" timeframe).

Support:

  1. Gnangarra 11:02, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. SatuSuro 13:01, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Matilda talk 21:57, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  4. MvjsTalking 20:50, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • this article is only a C-class, it not like its difficult to find any sources. Its not controversial theres no dispute as to its significance. Gnangarra 11:02, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 7 December 2008 to 22 December 2008

  • 6 contributors made 24 edits
  • The article increased from 18283 bytes to 19964 bytes
  • See how it changed

Aboriginal tracker[edit]

Nominated on 31 October 2008; needs 6 votes by 22 December 2008 to remain listed (revised date due to tardy changeover of ACOTF). Selected 22 December 2008.

Support:

  1. Roisterer (talk) 10:53, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. WWGB (talk) 12:14, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Matilda talk 02:42, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  4. Yeti Hunter (talk) 02:06, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. Davido321 (talk) 01:57, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Amazingly, at the time of nomination, there was no article for this iconic Australian occupation.
  • Likewise, very surprised. Important topic. WWGB (talk) 12:14, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
  • There is a article Native Police Corps which is about the aboriginal trackers who were used by the police force. Boylo (talk) 11:25, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Interesting topic. Could be related to Indian Trackers in North America (not sure if Wiki has an article for this either). Yeti Hunter (talk) 02:06, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Have created the article, very brief as it stands. Davido321 (talk) 01:57, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 22 December 2008 to 4 January 2009

  • 4 contributors made 18 edits
  • The article increased from 937 bytes to 5003 bytes - 5 times longer, and had not even existed when originally nominated
  • See how it changed

2009[edit]

Australian plague locust[edit]

Nominated on 7 December 2008; needs 2 votes by 21 December 2008 to remain listed. Selected 4 January 2009.

Support:

  1. Mattinbgn\talk 23:46, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
  2. Shiftchange (talk) 22:42, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Comments:

  • There are plenty of them about at present, at least there are in my little corner of this nation, and there is plenty of information being distributed at present. -- Mattinbgn\talk 23:46, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

ACOTF from 4 January 2009 to 15 March 2009

  • 8 contributors made 13 edits
  • The article increased from 7,481 bytes to 9,179 bytes
  • See how it changed

Military History of Australia[edit]

Nominated on 21 January 2009; needs 2 votes by 4 February 2009 to remain listed. Selected 15 March 2009 (after a significant delay).

Support:

  1. Anotherclown (talk) 12:12, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  2. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:55, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
  3. Nick-D (talk) 06:55, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
  4. YellowMonkey (click here to vote for world cycling's #1 model!) 06:02, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  5. Peripitus (Talk) 08:45, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Although fairly comprehensive, and of obvious importance, this article is quite disjointed and in need of a rewrite. Anotherclown (talk) 12:12, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

ACOTF from 15 March 2009 to 12 April 2009

  • 8 contributors made 56 edits
  • The article increased from 83,566 bytes to 92,221 bytes - 10% longer
  • See how it changed

Wikipedia:WikiProject Football (soccer) in Australia/To-do[edit]

Nominated on 8 April 2009; needs 2 votes by 22 April 2009 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Australian Matt (talk) 02:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  2. Camw (talk) 02:53, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  3. Nath1991 (talk) 03:23, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  4. Gialloneri (talk) 06:04, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  5. Allied45 (talk) 06:33, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  6. SuperSam,, (talk) 09:56, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
  7. Dragases (talk) 05:33, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This WikiProject has been inactive for a long time and with the World Cup coming up, it would be good for football (soccer) articles to be in depth and comprehensive in Australia

Australian Matt (talk) 02:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

ACOTF from 12 April 2009 to 22 February 2010

  • 3 contributors made 16 edits
  • The article increased from 1,860 bytes to 2,517 bytes - 35% longer
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The current ACOTF[edit]

Military history of Australia during World War I[edit]

Nominated on 25 April 2008; needs 2 votes by 9 May 2008 to remain listed.

Support:

  1. Anotherclown (talk) 07:42, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
  2. AustralianRupert (talk) 12:11, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
  3. Lawrence, M.J. (talk) 10:46, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
  4. Nick-D (talk) 01:52, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  5. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:58, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  6. Shadowmaster13 (talk) 12:42, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Comments:

  • Close to a B already, it probably wouldn't take much to move to a GA. Just needs more contributors.