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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).

DYK nomination of NASA Astronaut Group 4Edit

  Hello! Your submission of NASA Astronaut Group 4 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! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 02:29, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 27Edit

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Tech News: 2019-22Edit

15:33, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Elizabeth L. GardnerEdit

To photo? Or not to photo? That is the question.
Whether to spiff up the main page, or to maximize page views.
And is that a false choice?
What is best for Wikipedia in the long term?
Your counsel would be welcome.
Thanks for the timely review. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 21:30, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Believe it or not, I nearly added the photo to the nom, but decided to defer to you. I presumed that you wanted readers to click to see the photo, but you will get more page views with a lead image. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:15, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
I was conflicted when I drafted it. I added ALT1. Please take a look. Needs to have the picture placed in the nomination and get a new ping. It's a fabulous photo. Thanks. 7&6=thirteen () 02:06, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the B class rating. It is now a fairly comprehensive article. I'm pleased with it. If we could get it to GA, there is an award for raising it from the depths. 7&6=thirteen () 02:10, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 May 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-23Edit

15:24, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Army Ground Forces patch.jpgEdit

 

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Your GA nomination of NASA Astronaut Group 4Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article NASA Astronaut Group 4 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 Starsandwhales -- Starsandwhales (talk) 19:01, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Rose HollermannEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Rose Hollermann 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! Edwardx (talk) 10:45, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-24Edit

17:06, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Astronaut portraitsEdit

I use the astronaut portrait guide to get the ID numbers, then plug them into the NASA Image and Video Library to get the highest resolution photos available. Not sure if you knew about the portrait guide, I only found it recently myself. Kees08 (Talk) 07:19, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLVIII, June 2019Edit

 
Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
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) 13:07, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Four AwardEdit

  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on British logistics in the Normandy Campaign. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 13:53, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 15Edit

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Your GA nomination of Frank BormanEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Frank Borman 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 No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 16:01, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Frank BormanEdit

The article Frank Borman you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Frank Borman 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 No Great Shaker -- No Great Shaker (talk) 14:41, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-25Edit

20:37, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Neil Armstrong scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Neil Armstrong article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 21, 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 21, 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? 12:54, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Jimfbleak: Disappointed. A lot of effort went into getting Apollo 11 ready for this date. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:12, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry to read that. This article was nominated by your co-editor, Kees8, at WP:TFAR and well supported there, so I would be a bit high-handed to ignore that, especially as there was no request for Apollo 11 either there or at WP:TFARP Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:06, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
That's funny..I thought Hawkeye7 was the one that wanted Armstrong as TFA, I just looked for that discussion and either I cannot find it or it does not exist (I'll just assume the latter). I actually preferred to have Apollo 11 at TFA on that date... The RfC seems to prefer Apollo 11 over Armstrong as the TFA as well. I have no issue with that, and would prefer it. Sorry for the confusion, perhaps we can make the switch. Kees08 (Talk) 07:09, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
It was my understanding that Neil Armstrong was the first choice for July 21. I am real sad to hear that you are disappointed. I pinged you so many times to join the discussion at WP:S2019 that I started to feel that I was pestering you. But we made several plans based on the assumption that Neil would be the TFA. I also fought hard to get an FP of the famous photo of Aldrin on the moon and nominated it for TFP for July 21. See Template:POTD/2019-07-21 where the Apollo 11 article is the focus. If this worked against your wishes, I am really really sorry. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 07:50, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of NASA Astronaut Group 4Edit

The article NASA Astronaut Group 4 you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:NASA Astronaut Group 4 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 Starsandwhales -- Starsandwhales (talk) 16:02, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations!!Edit

  Hey, Hawkeye7. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Mjs1991 (talk) 03:25, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
 

Oh wow. It's been 14 years. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 03:30, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Frank Borman DYKEdit

I have requested July 1 date for Frank Borman with the hope of getting him a photo spot. It is the date he entered West Point and also the anniversary of his retirement from NASA. He will be the tip of the spear for July. Of course, you can request any other date. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 07:35, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of NASA Astronaut Group 4Edit

  Hello! Your submission of NASA Astronaut Group 4 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! Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 00:33, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 22Edit

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Tech News: 2019-26Edit

17:29, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

HiEdit

Re. [20]. Why not try again, if you still want to do admin? Alanscottwalker (talk) 22:09, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

I still want to admin, and intend to try again. I was waiting for the current drama to die down. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 02:23, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
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