Wikipedia:WikiCup/FAQ

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  1. Q: When does the WikiCup begin?
    A: It began on January 1.
  2. Q: Can I still enter?
    A: Signups close on January 31. If you are interested remember there's always next year; note that the WikiCup is one of many on-wiki competitions which editors can get involved with.
  3. Q: How is the scoring done?
    A: See Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring.
  4. Q: What happens if I want to withdraw?
    A: Leave a note on the talk page saying you wish to drop out and you will be immediately eliminated. At the judges' discretion, another editor may be permitted to "step in".
  5. Q: What happens if I withdraw, but then decide that I want to get back in?
    A: Discuss the possibility with the judges.
  6. Q: What happens if someone drops out and they are definitely going to qualify?
    A: The user with the next highest score in that pool will go through. This is to allow for fairer competition, keeping those with highest scores in the competition.
  7. Q: Do I have to pick a country?
    A: No. You may choose the recognized flag of any extant location (countries, counties, states, towns, principalities, islands and so on) providing it is freely licensed. If you do not choose a flag, one will be randomly assigned by the judges at the beginning of the competition. You may choose a flag that has already been chosen by another participant or a new flag altogether. The judges reserve the right to remove any flag deemed inappropriate.
  8. Q: Who does the scoring?
    A: A bot does the actual scoring, however the WikiCup judges review every submission.
  9. Q: What happens if a user stops editing during the tournament with or without warning or notification?
    A: Nothing will happen. If they stop editing, they will most likely drop to the bottom of their pool and be eliminated anyway. The place will not be offered to another competitor, as this is too complicated to pick up.
  10. Q: What on earth is a pool?
    A: It's a group. It's an American term; as most participants are this way inclined, this will be the name of a group.