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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).

Japanese monographsEdit

G'day, Hawkeye, I have been doing a bit of work on the Borneo campaign (1945) article and a couple of the associated battles (Beaufort and Balikpapan). I have been trying to get my hands on a copy of Japanese Monograph Number 26: Borneo Operations 1941–1945, but haven't had much luck online or in my local library. Just wondering if you either have a copy, or know whether it is online, or accessible in some other way? Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:12, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

I have a copy of that one. Email me and I will send it to you. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:25, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Hawkeye, I've sent you an email now. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 23:21, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Could you please also send me a copy? I'll ping you an email. The copy I relied on was destroyed when the Chifley Library at the ANU flooded last year. Nick-D (talk) 00:01, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
@AustralianRupert: I didn't get your email, although Nick-D's came through. You can try downloading it from here Hawkeye7 (discuss) 07:40, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, not sure what's happened to the email - I used the "Email this user" link on your talk page. Anyway, the download worked; thanks for setting this up. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 08:05, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Pine Gap book reviewEdit

Hi mate, I might be having a bad day but not certain what you mean by (For some value of "jointly")... Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 03:00, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Mathematician talk. We often say "for some sufficiently large/small/unknown value of epsilon". In computer programming it is often abbreviated to "FSVO". cf wikt:FSVO. If we say, "the upgrade went well FSVO 'well'", then it means not very well at all. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 06:26, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
Works for me -- tks. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:43, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXII, October 2019Edit

 
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Book reviewEdit

Hi there. I am not a member of Wikiproject Military History, however, I read a military history book and I would like to review this book in the next edition of the Bugle. I don't know anything about this process, or whether I would be allowed to write this book review, but I was just asking because I found the book to be very interesting. I look forward to hearing a response. Thanks, Willbb234Talk (please {{ping}} me in replies) 21:22, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

@Willbb234: Sure. No problem. Write up your review in a user page and leave a note for the editor on the newsroom page. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:40, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-42Edit

23:33, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Archiving of awarded ACCsEdit

G'day Hawkeye, thought I'd let you know I've created an archive page for the awarded ACCs, it is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history/Awards/ACC/Archive 1. I expect some tweaking of Milhistbot is required, so I've left a couple of awards on the awards page for now so it doesn't get confused in the interim. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes, the Bot needs to know about this. I have informed it. It should work as expected now. Hawkeye7 (discuss)
Thanks Hawkeye. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:04, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-43Edit

14:34, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Template:TFAFULLEdit

Hawkeye, does FACbot rely on Template:TFAFULL in any way? Based on the current discussion at WT:TFA, it looks like I'll be adding a second parameter to it, on those days when we have a Featured Topic. - Dank (push to talk) 02:03, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

No, it doesn't use it. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 02:26, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
Great, thanks. - Dank (push to talk) 02:35, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-44Edit

16:13, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

provenanceEdit

some may well be very confused by the various naming events over about almost 200 years along the coastline - a bit of dutch here, a bit of french there, (god only knows maybe other rumsfieldian unknown nationalities in various locations - dont let me start on that one there is a particularly bizarre claim of chinese settlement in a valley east of perth pre european era (gasp), I would have to offer how that happens over a beer sometime in this lifetime) and the effect is possibly a slippage of 'sense' of provenance of any of the land masses on the continent or adjacent. I had the very good fortune to have a former map librarian then phd in indian ocean maritime borders as an acquaintance in the 1990s but probably I am over-reacting. It had names, from various, but only one provenance, unless someone can contradict my understanding of the coast, they are welcome... JarrahTree 10:26, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

TFAEdit

Thank you today for Michael Collins (astronaut), "the third man on the crew of the Apollo 11 mission. He orbited the moon in his spacecraft, Columbia. As he passed around the far side of the Moon, he became the loneliest man alive, with the nearest two people thousands of miles away, and out of radio contact with both them and mission control back on Earth. Later he built the National Air and Space Museum, one of the world's great museums." --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2019Edit

WikiCup 2019 November newsletterEdit

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is   Adam Cuerden (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 91 featured pictures, including 32 in the final round. Our finalists this year were:

  1.   Adam Cuerden (submissions) with 964 points
  2.   Lee Vilenski (submissions) with 899 points
  3.   Casliber (submissions) with 817 points
  4.   Kosack (submissions) with 691 points
  5.   SounderBruce (submissions) with 388 points
  6.   Enwebb (submissions) with 146 points
  7.   Usernameunique (submissions) with 145 points
  8.   HaEr48 (submissions) with 74 points

All those who reached the final will win awards. The following special awards will be made based on high performance in particular areas of content creation. So that the finalists do not have an undue advantage, these prizes are awarded to the competitor who scored the highest in any particular field in a single round, or in the event of a tie, to the overall leader in this field. 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, not forgetting User:Jarry1250, who runs the scoring bot.

We have opened a scoring discussion on whether the rules and scoring need adjustment. Please have your say. Next year's competition will begin on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to see you all in the 2020 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. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth 14:18, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ernest Graves Jr.Edit

 On 3 November 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ernest Graves Jr., which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ernest Graves Jr. was one of four generations of his family to go to West Point, all of whom graduated first or second in their class? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ernest Graves Jr.. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ernest Graves Jr.), 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 November 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter November 2019Edit

Hello Hawkeye7,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 726 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
Want to join? Consider adding the NPP Pledge userbox.
Our next newsletter will announce the winners of some really cool awards.

Coordinator

Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

Tools
  • It is now possible to select new pages by date range. This was requested by reviewers who want to patrol from the middle of the list.
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Would you like feedback on your reviews? Are you an experienced reviewer who can give feedback to other reviewers? If so there are two new feedback pilot programs. New Reviewer mentorship will match newer reviewers with an experienced reviewer with a new reviewer. The other program will be an occasional peer review cohort for moderate or experienced reviewers to give feedback to each other. The first cohort will launch November 13.

Second set of eyes
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There is to be no wish list for WMF encyclopedias this year. We thank Community Tech for their hard work addressing our long list of requirements which somewhat overwhelmed them last year, and we look forward to a successful completion.


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Tech News: 2019-45Edit

16:47, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Bold moveEdit

I'll say that I am supportive of this bold turn of events. It takes a lot of guts to offer yourself up like this, and win/lose I appreciate you giving voters the option. I look forward to seeing this play out!  MJLTalk 05:28, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of INTERFET logisticsEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article INTERFET logistics 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 Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 08:01, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of INTERFET logisticsEdit

The article INTERFET logistics 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:INTERFET logistics for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 03:21, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of INTERFET logisticsEdit

The article INTERFET logistics you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:INTERFET logistics 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 Peacemaker67 -- Peacemaker67 (talk) 06:41, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXIII, November 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) 21:44, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-46Edit

22:03, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: October 2019Edit





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Peer review of Apollo 13Edit

A peer review for Apollo 13 has been opened at Wikipedia:Peer_review/Apollo_13/archive1, any comments you can provide would be very appreciated if you can find the time. Thanks either way. Kees08 (Talk) 16:21, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2019-47Edit

20:16, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

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MilHistBotEdit

Hi, how do I prevent your bot from assessing a page? I tried to revert it, but it checks the page again. See here for example. This article is barely a start, but the bot thinks it's "C".

The Bot will only attempt to assess the article if it does not have a complete assessment checklist. To override its assessment, all you need to do is alter the checklist. In this case, since you feel that the article is not comprehensive enough, change the b2 assessment to "no" and the class to "Start". (I would have given it a C myself.) Hawkeye7 (discuss) 18:17, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Einstein's letter to Roosevelt on atomic bombEdit

Hi, I saw your old edition, do you know if 1939 Einstein's letter to Roosevelt was known to the great public in the 50's ? I don't find any mention in french newspapers and I wondered if Einstein contribution to the launch of atomic era was stated clearly in the newsweek 1946's paper you mention, or in that 1947 time magazine edition. Einstein is often mentioned in french newspapers of 45-55 in relation to atomic bomb but as some sort of moralist asking for regulation and trying to avoid the destruction of human kind. Reuns (talk) 20:21, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

You mean the 1946 Time magazine with the cover showing a portrait of Einstein with a mushroom cloud from the Operation Crossroads test bearing the legend "E = mc2"? It says:

Albert Einstein did not work directly on the atom bomb. When the serpent of necessity hissed, the men and the woman who bit into the apple of scientific good & evil bore different names: Dr. Arthur Holly Compton, Dr. Enrico Fermi, Dr. Leo Szilard, Dr. H. C. Urey, Dr. Niels Bohr, Dr. J. R. Oppenheimer, et al. The woman was Dr. Lise Meitner, a German refugee. But Einstein was the father of the bomb in two important ways: 1) it was his initiative which started U.S. bomb research; 2) it was his equation (E = mc2) which made the atomic bomb theoretically possible. Late in 1939, after the German Panzers had driven through Poland, and the citizens of Hiroshima were still going quietly about their daily tasks, the little man who hates to write letters wrote a letter to Franklin Roosevelt. In it he stated his conviction that a controlled chain reaction of atomic fission (and hence the atom bomb) was now feasible, that the German Government was working on an atomic bomb, that the U.S. must begin research on the bomb at once or civilization would perish. Einstein enclosed a report by his friend, Dr. Leo Szilard, describing in more technical language how & why the bomb was possible. Franklin Roosevelt acted. Result: the Manhattan Project (TIME, Aug. 15), the bomb, the 125,000 dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the biggest boost humanity has yet been given toward terminating its brief history of misery and grandeur.

Einstein and Szilard re-enacted the drafting of the Einstein-Szilard letter for the documentary, Atomic Power (1946) and it was dramatised in the movie The Beginning or the End (1947). I think it was fairly well known, at least in the United States. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:10, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
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