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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).

Tech News: 2019-12Edit

19:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Policy refresherEdit

Hi,

You may want to read up on Wikipedia's policy on original research before you incorrectly label someone's good-faith edit as a "blockable offence"; doesn't mention that anywhere. Secondly, you've probably been around here long enough to know that citations don't belong in the lead of an article. Granted, the body of the article should mention the bit about being the second longest -- but everything else is there. Thanks, —MelbourneStartalk 11:08, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

You're right. That was uncalled for. It seems to contradict the Wikipedia:Verifiability policy, which says: All content must be verifiable. The burden to demonstrate verifiability lies with the editor who adds or restores material, and is satisfied by providing an inline citation to a reliable source that directly supports the contribution... Any material lacking a reliable source directly supporting it may be removed and should not be restored without an inline citation to a reliable source. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 19:08, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
It's mentioned elsewhere on Wikipedia that only Whitlam served longer as Federal leader of the ALP. I thought it was important to include, because a person wouldn't last that long in the modern era. Paul Benjamin Austin (talk) 21:27, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
I'll dig up a source, and I'll add it to the article. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 01:35, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

TFAEdit

March
 
... with thanks from QAI

Thank you for Project E, "about the US supplying nuclear weapons to the UK forces during the Cold War. It was the first of a series of nuclear sharing agreements; subsequently weapons were supplied on similar terms to Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:25, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-13Edit

18:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Abby CubilloEdit

 On 27 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Abby Cubillo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Abby Cubillo is the first woman born and raised in the Northern Territory to play in the Women's National Basketball League? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Abby Cubillo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Abby Cubillo), 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) 00:01, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

ITN recognition for Ed WestcottEdit

 On 1 April 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Ed Westcott, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Hawkeye7 (discuss) 07:41, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-14Edit

16:29, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:NAB AFLW 2019 logo.svgEdit

 

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 17:34, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 2019 AFL Women's Grand FinalEdit

  Hello! Your submission of 2019 AFL Women's Grand Final at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! – Teratix 10:44, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History ProjectEdit

  Content Review Medal of Merit (Military history)
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the The Content Review Medal of Merit (Military history) for January to March 2019 reviews. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:35, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

Tech News: 2019-15Edit

18:24, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLVI, April 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) 21:59, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Comment on Kim Clijsters FAC?Edit

Hi Hawkeye7, I nominated Kim Clijsters as an FAC a few weeks ago, but I've been struggling to attract reviewers. Seeing that you have worked on a lot of other women's sport articles, I was wondering if you could help me out and leave comments. Thank you, Sportsfan77777 (talk) 19:43, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Sure. I'll have a look. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:16, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-16Edit

23:00, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Finger on the button WPEdit

https://www.nonproliferation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Finger-on-the-Nuclear-Button.pdf

FYI. Interesting the paer posits UK PM doesn't really need CDS approval to launch nuclear strike.

BlueD954 (talk) 03:37, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Barnstar for youEdit

  The ISSstar
For the amazing work getting Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to FA prior to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 (with time to spare!). Kees08 (Talk) 05:56, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
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