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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).

This Month in Education: April 2019Edit

This Month in Education

Volume 8 • Issue 4 • April 2019


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In This Issue

@Theklan: I read your piece about how unfair Commons is. I hope my stalkers read it, too. Chris Troutman (talk) 02:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! It's being hard, but I think my two cents are there! -Theklan (talk) 21:09, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (geographic names)Edit

WikiCup 2019 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  •   Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  •   Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  •   Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  •   Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by   Barkeep49 with six GAs,   Ceranthor,   Lee Vilenski, and   Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and   MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). 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 your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:45, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Numismatics newsletterEdit

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Please comment on Talk:PopulismEdit

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

  Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

  Miscellaneous


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ANI noticeEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is 128.77.80.116 editing/deleting with strong POV. Jayjg (talk) 13:07, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:QizilbashEdit

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Thank youEdit

Thank you for catching that. — Marchjuly (talk) 20:49, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Cossack HetmanateEdit

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NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello Chris troutman,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

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Strange RfC commentEdit

In this RfC[1], your sole response was "Neither per Ad Orientem. This editing violates NPOV." However, Ad Orientem expressed clear support for using the term "hawk", something which you then proceeded to edit-war out of the article despite overwhelming support for its inclusion. Would you mind clarifying your vote in that RfC and whether you actually agree with Ad Orientam's rationale? Snooganssnoogans (talk) 16:40, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Snooganssnoogans: I get the sense you're a partisan, so there's little point in discussing this with you. I will point out that your self-congratulatory edit summary: "by my count, there are 7 votes in favor of "widely described" versus one editor who claimed that sticking to multiple RS is a NPOV vio" seems to plead for reversion. The RfC is still open. Further, you cannot claim that I "proceeded to edit-war" when I made one reversion. Prior to that, I hadn't edited that article since early April. I don't feel I need to clarify anything else. Chris Troutman (talk) 17:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Stop Harassing MeEdit

Please stop harassing me about the content I am working on. I don't know you and don't care for your input when you are blatantly rude. If I need/want help I will seek it out. I try my best to make good edits, articles, or content that abides by Wikipedia policies. This is something I do in my spare time. I do not spend all day on here like other people. You want to constantly criticize me. You act as if you own this website. I don't care. Go bother someone else. Just leave me alone. SneaselxLv94 04:21, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Rand Flem-AthEdit

I was wondering, but given Hancock's crediting him for inspiration for Fingerprints of the Gods (see Flem-Ath's talk page). [https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rP4lCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Beyond+the+Robot:+The+Life+and+Work+of+Colin+Wilson&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd7qKJq6riAhUdRBUIHfsQCcQQuwUILTAA#v=onepage&q=Flem-ath&f=false this} book by Gary Lachman and some Kirkus reviews, I think he passes our criteria. Plus some Skeptic Magazine stuff I need to acquire. His work seems seminal. Of course at the moment there's not enough in the article. Doug Weller talk 14:57, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

@Doug Weller: I posit that if an editor places themselves at the service of our notability guideline and essays, the deletionist view is the correct one. To that end, I'm seeing neither GNG nor NAUTHOR, let alone ANYBIO. I appreciate your comment and will wait a bit to see if the article starts to demonstrate the subject's claim of notability. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:03, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
I think the sources I found can show that he passes "The person is regarded as an important figure or is widely cited by peers or successors." We'll see. Right now I'm more concerned about the BLP violations made by Flem-Ath's comments. Doug Weller talk 16:13, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 33Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 33, March – April 2019

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

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Please comment on Talk:Republic of China (1912–1949)Edit

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