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WikiCup 2018 November newsletterEdit

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is   Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1.   Courcelles (submissions)
  2.   Kosack (submissions)
  3.   Kees08 (submissions)
  4.   SounderBruce (submissions)
  5.   Cas Liber (submissions)
  6.   Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7.   Iazyges (submissions)
  8.   Ceranthor (submissions)

All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

WikiCup 2019 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
  •   Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
  •   MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
  •   Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
  •   Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
  •   Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

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. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, 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 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 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).

Protected edit request on 17 May 2019Edit

Please add the full-protected lock topicon to the page. Thanks King of Redirects (talk) 00:34, 17 May 2019 (UTC) King of Redirects (talk) 00:34, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done — JJMC89(T·C) 00:51, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Waiting until the day the SI units are redefined and only then discussing whether to put them on the main page seems like a bad plan.Edit

This regards this revert

Is it really true that you don't allow upcoming entries to be discussed until there is zero time left to make a decision?

The redefinition of the base units for the metric system happens on 20 May 2019. I am hoping to get this article mentioned on the main page on that day.

Alas, I also have a hot project and if I don't make my deadline because I spent too much time navigating the politics of getting things mentioned on the main page the toy I am working on will miss Christmas. :(

Related: Wikipedia:Help desk#2019 redefinition of SI base units --Guy Macon (talk) 13:24, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

@Guy Macon: You'll find this talk page to be lightly patrolled, so your best bet is to keep this on the help desk. The guidelines for the current events portal are basically non-existent, except that they should be sourced and are never signed. You can look at the boxes for any other day for examples. As for your changes, announcements of events are often removed for being somewhat trivial, but not always. In this case, I would wait until the 20th. Finally, as you were told on the help desk, ITN is different from the current event portal. You can nominate articles on WP:ITN/C. Cheers! Isa (talk) 13:47, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 23 May 2019Edit

Please replace

<span id="coordinates" class="noprint">[[Portal:Current events/Edit instructions|Edit instructions]]</span>


<span id="coordinates" class="noprint sysop-show">[[Portal:Current events/Edit instructions|Edit instructions]]</span>

to hide the link from non-sysops, who can't edit the page. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:56, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: The instructions are not for administrators, they're for regular users who want to add events to the individual days. Isa (talk) 07:12, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
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