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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).

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Your recent editing history at Vitamin E shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war; that means that you are repeatedly changing content back to how you think it should be, when you have seen that other editors disagree. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you are reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See the bold, revert, discuss cycle for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.

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Just provide a WP:SCIRS source and stop edit warring, WP:WAR. Zefr (talk) 00:09, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

  • I added a source, as you requested, and you accuse me of edit warring? Abductive (reasoning) 00:13, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Your edit and the warning were seconds apart. But it did appear to be the start of warring. Sorry. The source you chose isn't the strongest or most recent. PMID 19823814 (2010) shows acetate is clinically used for children, so may help. --Zefr (talk) 00:44, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
That source appears to be talking about medically prescribed vitamin E, but I want to make a point about OTC supplements, which are probably consumed by tens of millions of people. Abductive (reasoning) 00:48, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
How about this 2015 review under Supplements/α-Tocopheryl esters? --Zefr (talk) 00:55, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Conveniently already in the article as a named ref. I have added it to the line. Abductive (reasoning) 01:02, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

The debatable sentence: "Most commercially available vitamin E supplements are the synthetic tocopheryl acetate because it prevents formulations from going rancid as quickly." Natural alpha-tocopherol and synthetic alpha-tocopherol can both be stabilized by creating the acetate form. As written, the sentence can be read to imply that synthetic tocopherol does not go rancid as quickly. I suggest the removal of the word "synthetic" from the sentence, and a revision to "Most commercially available vitamin E supplements are esterified as tocopheryl acetate because esters are more resistant to oxidative degradation during storage." David notMD (talk) 16:02, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Sure, sounds good. Abductive (reasoning) 17:32, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Article historyEdit

Vitamin E is an article I have edited at length and then nominated for a Good Article review. This was withdrawn because the article was still in flux - actively being edited by other editors - and also because no one started the review process. Also nominated Folate; it is waiting for a GA reviewer. David notMD (talk) 21:34, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

  • It is thought that the vitamin E oil used in vaping is what's killing people. Abductive (reasoning) 18:44, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

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