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Welcome to the June 2013 edition of the Bugle!

The June 2013 backlog reduction drive has been under way since the beginning of the month and has attracted a good many editors. It runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 June, so don't delay assessing and/or improving those articles!

As ever, there are plenty of open reviews at GAN, PR, ACR, FAC and so on that could also use your input. We have a very healthy 22 articles and 5 pictures listed in this issue's Featured and A-Class content, but remember that nothing gets promoted without comprehensive reviews from the community.

In our other departments this month, we have three book reviews by Nick-D, Bomzibar and Simon Harley, while TomStar81 has contributed this month's op-ed on the very successful Operation Majestic Titan special project (as a measure of the project's achievements, the number of in-scope GAs and FAs had to be revised upwards after the op-ed was drafted!).

Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk).

World War I edit-a-thons on 29 June

Wikipedia editors prepare to go over the top on 29 June 2013

A series of World War I-themed edit-a-thons will be held on 29 June 2013. The goal of this project is to increase the quality of existing articles and to expand the coverage of the conflict on the different language versions of Wikipedia. The organisers of the event hope that this work will form a significant step in preparing Wikipedia to cope with the expected spike of interest in World War I as its centenary approaches.

As of 22 June, events are planned in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. While most of these events will be focused on in-person attendance at a central venue, the Australian edit-a-thon will be conducted online. The editor who makes the largest individual contribution will receive a prize as a reward for their efforts.

Further information on this event, including links to the country pages where interested editors can sign up, is available on Meta-Wiki here.

Awards and honours

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Contest department

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I don't believe the contest awards have been given out yet. —Ed!(talk) 12:22, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Picky, picky... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 13:53, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
  • The WWI edit-a-thon caused me to wonder, is there any interest in constructive support, to get the Sinai and Palestine Campaign suite of articles to GA? --Rskp (talk) 03:45, 25 June 2013 (UTC)