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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).

The Bugle: Issue CLVIII, June 2019Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

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If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 13:08, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 25, 2019)Edit

 

Bookworm damage inside a book

Hello, Eddie891.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Bookworm (insect)

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Karla Faye Tucker • HTML


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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Tech News: 2019-25Edit

20:37, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

History of the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Army scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the History of the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Army article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 24, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 24, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors up to the day of this TFA. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:46, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Treaty battleshipEdit

The article Treaty battleship you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Treaty battleship for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Zawed -- Zawed (talk) 10:42, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

June
 
cornflowers
... with thanks from QAI

Thank you for article improvements in June! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:34, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fabian WareEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Fabian Ware you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AustralianRupert -- AustralianRupert (talk) 11:40, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Walter L. ReedEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Walter L. Reed you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AustralianRupert -- AustralianRupert (talk) 14:01, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject X Newsletter • Issue 14Edit

Newsletter • June 2019

Updates: I've been focusing largely on the development side of things, so we are a lot closer now to being ready to actually start discussing deploying it and testing it out here.

There's just a few things left that need to be resolved:

  • A bunch of language support issues in particular, plus some other release blockers, such as the fact that currently there's no good way to find any hubs people do create.
  • We also probably need some proper documentation and examples up to even reference if we want a meaningful discussion. We have the extension documentation and some test projects, but we probably need a bit more. Also I need to be able to even find the test projects! How can I possibly write reports about this stuff if I can't find any of it?!

Some other stuff that's happened in the meantime:

  • Midpoint report is out for this round of the project, if you want to read in too much detail about all the problems I've been running into.
  • WikiProject Molecular Biology have successfully set up using the old module system that CollaborationKit is intended to replace (eventually), and it even seems to work, so go them. Based on the issues they ran into, it looks like the members signup thing on that system has some of the same problems as we've been unable to resolve in CK, though, which is... interesting. (Need to change the content model to the right thing for the formwizard config to take. Ugh, content models.)

Until next time,

-— Isarra 21:43, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fabian WareEdit

The article Fabian Ware you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Fabian Ware for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AustralianRupert -- AustralianRupert (talk) 08:20, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Walter L. ReedEdit

The article Walter L. Reed you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Walter L. Reed for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AustralianRupert -- AustralianRupert (talk) 08:21, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 26, 2019)Edit

Hello, Eddie891.

The following is WikiProject Today's articles for improvement's weekly selection:

Legislator

Please be bold and help to improve this article!


Previous selections: Bookworm (insect) • Karla Faye Tucker


Get involved with the TAFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations


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Tech News: 2019-26Edit

17:29, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

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