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List of members of the 15th National Assembly of PakistanEdit

Hello. I would appreciate an explanation as to why the list was not promoted I tried to fix all the issues raised. --Saqib (talk) 05:27, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Daniil Trifonov discography FLCEdit

Hi - I won’t ask you to reverse your closure, but I feel this was a mistake. I had promptly responded to the comments as soon as you had pinged me... and there was a stronger case that this list met 3b, the only outstanding objection, than not. If anything, consensus was reached to promote this article. —Zingarese talk · contribs 18:37, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Deccan Chargers in 2009Edit

Hi. I added the above article for the peer review (discussion) with the intention of improving it to the FA status. Since you previously reviewed sports articles for FA nomination, I am hoping if you could suggest any more improvements for this one whenever you are free. Thanks in advance. Sa Ga Vaj 16:38, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

SmokingEdit

I think that perhaps the thing is that Perry Groves was just beginning his career as Kevin Beattie was finishing his. So when we read Groves' view of the ageing Beattie and his career before their meeting, we're getting the perspective of a 'modern' type of player of a 70s throwback.

But like you say, all of that is OR.

The toilet story, on the other hand, isn't OR. And is hilarious. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 23:37, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

A question about featured articlesEdit

Hi, Giants2008. Thanks for your help on Godflesh discography and List of songs recorded by Godflesh. I have a quick question; how can I know when an article (not a list) is ready to be nominated for featured status? I don't want to waste other editors' time, and you seem to have a lot of experience in the field. Thanks! CelestialWeevil (talk) 17:38, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Louis Brooks (rodeo cowboy)Edit

 On 11 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Louis Brooks (rodeo cowboy), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after he was diagnosed with a heart condition, rodeo cowboy Louis Brooks agreed to retire if he won a second All-Around Cowboy title? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Louis Brooks (rodeo cowboy). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Louis Brooks (rodeo cowboy)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:03, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

On Feature List CandidatesEdit

Greetings,

I do have a question about nominating a list page as a feature list: Can a list such as Juventus Honours be chosen as a feature list? As a stand alone list? Or since it is almost entirely a section of Juventus Records and Statistics it can not be nominated as a feature list and will be rejected in the process? Thanks for your help and advice.--Vathlu (talk) 09:14, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Annie ParkEdit

 On 30 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Annie Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when golfer Annie Park won her first career LPGA Tour tournament in 2018, she was ranked 236th in the world? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Annie Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Annie Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup!Edit

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/History of Tottenham Hotspur F.C./archive1Edit

Hi Giants2008, do you have any time to revisit this at all? Sorry to nag but things are getting a bit [Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/History of Tottenham Hotspur F.C./archive1 urgent]. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:34, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

YouTube Awards for TFLEdit

Hi Giants. Thank you very much for submitting YouTube Awards at TFL and writing a blurb for it. I was planning on nominating the article myself, but I was thinking way into the future – 14 February 2020 will be the 15-year anniversary of YouTube and will also fall on a Friday, so I thought it might be an appropriate TFL for that date. What are your thoughts on this? (I realise that it will also be Valentine's Day, but I really can't see any Valentine's Day-related lists at WP:FL.) Thanks, A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 14:59, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for 1978–79 Penn Quakers men's basketball teamEdit

 On 3 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1978–79 Penn Quakers men's basketball team, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the 1978–79 Penn Quakers men's basketball team was the only nine-seed to reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament until 2013? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1978–79 Penn Quakers men's basketball team. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1978–79 Penn Quakers men's basketball team), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Gatoclass (talk) 00:02, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Worcestershire v Somerset, 1979/archive1Edit

A while ago now, you helped me out with a Peer review of Worcestershire v Somerset, 1979, and I wonder if you'd fancy taking another look now that I've nominated it for FA? Many thanks, Harrias talk 11:51, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

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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).

FLCEdit

Hi, I had a question about an FLC of mine which has been open for 5 weeks with 4 support votes and no opposition. Can it be promoted as I’d like to devote my attention to other projects.—NØ 10:54, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Since The Rambling Man has a review that appears to be ongoing, you should probably ping him and ask for him to return to the FLC. In addition, the article will need a source review before promotion, as it doesn't look like one has been done yet. Giants2008 (Talk) 23:33, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
I don't know what happened with The Rambling Man's review, but I see them editing (other topics) frequently but for some reason he won’t get back to the FLC even though I tagged him there. I even emailed PresN about it and got ghosted. At this point I’m just confused what went wrong with my list, since I’ve seen some nominations that were started after it, for example Swift Justice, get passed. I think I may have angered The Rambling Man when I disagreed with his suggestion to link everything in the sortable table. I just hope someone is going to get back to me about what more is needed.—NØ 07:04, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment on Kim Clijsters FAC?Edit

Hi Giants2008, I recently nominated Kim Clijsters as an FAC, and I was wondering if you could leave comments. I think the article is in good shape, though this is my first FAC. Thank you, Sportsfan77777 (talk) 05:17, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

History of Aston Villa F.C. (1961–present)Edit

Hi Giants. Ealdgyth is interested in running this one at TFA in late May. I would normally go to the FAC nominators and supporters for help, but it was promoted a long time ago. I see you were working on it in March ... what do you think are the key elements that should go in the blurb? - Dank (push to talk) 01:53, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Blurb is now up at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 26, 2019 ... feel free to edit or comment. - Dank (push to talk) 19:00, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
@Dank: I finally had some free time to read the blurb, and the content looks good to me. While I'm not an expert on this team's history, I know that they won a league title and European Cup in the period detailed in the article and were relegated from the top division of English soccer a few years ago. Those strike me as the most important elements. All of them are mentioned in the blurb, so I have no complaints. Enjoy the projects you discussed at FAC talk and take it easy. Giants2008 (Talk) 18:52, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I am! (both). - Dank (push to talk) 18:57, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

TFA List of Olympic men's ice hockey players for PolandEdit

Hey thanks for the message. The blurb looks good though I would suggest changing one minor thing: "Poland has never finished higher than fourth at the Olympics, which they achieved at the 1932 Winter Olympics, though only four teams participated" — I'd switch the "though only four teams participated" to "when only four teams participated." I realise that it was copied from the article itself, which I've also changed. Other than that looks nice, and can't wait to see it on the Main Page. Kaiser matias (talk) 21:28, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

I made the suggested change a few moments ago as it appears to be an improvement. Thanks for pointing that out. Giants2008 (Talk) 18:34, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you are a current participant in round 2 of this year's WikiCup! There are only a few days until the second round ends – if you haven't made you first submission for this round yet, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Man'yōshū poets/archive1Edit

Could you explain your fail rationale? TRM opposed because there were a lot of red links, but his argument was explicitly his own opinion without a basis in the FL criteria. I was in the process of appeasing him nevertheless, without any further word on TRM changing to conditional support or anyone else weighing in: could the close not have waited until I was finished? Hijiri 88 (やや) 00:34, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

List of encyclicals of Pope John XXIII as TFLEdit

October 11 is John XXIII's feast day. As the date falls on a Friday this year, is it possible to reschedule the TFL currently planned for May 24 to the aforementioned date? Thanks. — RAVENPVFF · talk · 14:29, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

I've moved the appearance date to October 11 as you asked for. Giants2008 (Talk) 19:26, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

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) 17:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

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