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Can we lose DYK next year?[edit]

The whole system seems highly problematic. Have a look at Template:Did_you_know_nominations/Élizabeth_Teissier, where, in order to avoid saying anything negative about someone primarily notable for being controversial, they're proposing pro-astrology hooks. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:57, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

No, no ,no. One bad apple doesn't spoil the whole barrel. Besides what they're doing above is trying to avoid a WP:BLP violation. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 06:55, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
It's not not not not not a BLP violation to include well-cited facts that make up her primary claim to notability. A bogus claim of BLP does not allow a very clear violation of WP:FRINGE. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:04, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Sometimes I think it is OK to just "flunk" a DYK review. Montanabw(talk) 17:40, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Colleagues, just so you're aware, there is a GAN Backlog drive just started here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/GAN Backlog Drives/August 2016. Miyagawa (talk) 10:58, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Bonus points[edit]

Although somewhat academic because I shall be retiring from the WikiCup at the end of the month, the Bot failed to award the appropriate points for my DYK of Notiomys. It is not surprising that the Bot was confused because someone had inadvisably moved the page to a new name and someone else had returned it to its original name. The article occurs on more than ten Wikipedias and the stub I expanded was created in 2005. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:10, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Belated thanks for pointing this out Cwmhiraeth. I have verified that post-moving it back, the bot would have awarded the right number of bonus points (10). It's worth noting that if you delete the multiplier template, the bot will re-evaluate the multiplier, which would have fixed the issue here (after the article had been moved back). Best, - Jarry1250 [Vacation needed] 19:54, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 19:57, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/2016 Women in Philosophy Drive[edit]

In case anyone is interested: I've set up an editing drive about women in philosophy. Please feel free to join up! Josh Milburn (talk) 23:41, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Talk:The Hideous Sun Demon/GA1[edit]

I've just realised that though I closed this a few weeks ago I'd forgotten to claim for it. I've added it to my submissions page but will not argue if a judge removes it; I know it's only four points, but I appreciate that this kind of thing has caused some problems in the past. Josh Milburn (talk) 14:48, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

The Final Round[edit]

Congrats to our eight finalists! The final round of the 2016 WikiCup begins in just a few minutes. We hope to have a newsletter out within the next few days.--Godot13 (talk) 23:54, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your efforts, Godot; I'm thrilled to finally get here! I wish the best of luck to my competitors. According to the records as I see them, and treating 2009 as the first competition recognisable as the WikiCup, this is the first final for Wugapodes, Worm That Turned, J Milburn, MPJ-DK and The C of E, second final for 12george1, the fourth final for Adam Cuerden and the sixth final for Casliber. This is also the first WikiCup for Wugapodes and MPJ-DK, third for Worm That Turned and J Milburn, fourth for The C of E and Adam Cuerden, sixth for 12george1, and seventh for Casliber. The gender balance this year is not great; as far as I am aware, six users identify as male, one user requests to be referred to using the singular "they", and I do not know the identity of the other user. All users for whom I have information available identify as residing the Anglophone west; one in Canada (of UK origin), one in Australia, three in the UK and two in the US. I do not know where the other resides. Josh Milburn (talk) 00:57, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations to the final eight and best wishes for the last round. It was fun being part of the WikiCup; something that Wikipedia had stopped being for me. So thanks for keeping me active in this period. The thanks goes not only to this year's coordinators and the originators of the Cup but to everyone who has been part of it from day one. Although we could not progress ahead it is the tough competition that we gave which will make winners improve Wikipedia. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 03:48, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Also best wishes to all remaining participants from me! It was good fun to compete with you guys. In the end, with vacation and my master thesis going forward, I was just unable to keep up with the efforts you have put in. Congratulations and more importantly: Thank you for making Wikipedia better! :) Zwerg Nase (talk) 11:13, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
  • This is my first WikiCup and what has surprised me the most is the additional attention my contributions have gotten this year, I "dabble" in professional wrestling (sounds better than obsessed) and normally FAC, FLCs and GANs do not garner a lot of attention and sit forever, but it has been a pleasant surprise to see the additional attention and input my work has gotten - and because if it a lot better and stronger too, win or lose this has been awesome. I know some like to slam the cup for being a competition for points etc., but to me, it's about challenging ourselves as editors and improve our work. I see a lot of really strong work going on, very impressed by everyone.  MPJ-DK  00:43, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
    • MPJ-DK: That's great to hear. I think people (competitors, judges, critics) sometimes only hear the negatives. I have always been fairly confident that, despite the existence of quarrelsome individuals, there's a silent majority of participants in the Cup who enjoy taking part and benefit from it. Josh Milburn (talk) 00:54, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
      • I've heard it myself, that's why I wanted to make sure people also hear some of the positive feedback, as a whole I think the Wikicup is a benefit for the quality of Wikipedia.  MPJ-DK  01:10, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
        • Good luck, finalists! I was happy just to make the semis this year, if I could just WP:Avoid all dramas, I might have tipped into the finals on a wildcard, but got distracted and my sandbox drafts languished and I didn't even get Pony ride to DYK in time to count. You folks who keep up this level of work consistently throughout the year are to be commended for your time and effort! Montanabw(talk) 20:40, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Just wondering, is there going to be a newsletter or something in the signpost? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 12:21, 10 September 2016 (UTC)