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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).

AutoCheck report for DecemberEdit

The following articles were graded B class:

T:FACEdit

Yuri GagarinEdit

I hope you are doing well in these strange times. I have started a PR for Yuri Gagarin. I hope to get him through FAC before the 60th anniversary of his flight, 12 April. Please comment at Wikipedia:Peer review/Yuri Gagarin/archive1. --- C&C (Coffeeandcrumbs) 22:53, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of United States war plans (1945–1950)Edit

The article United States war plans (1945–1950) you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:United States war plans (1945–1950) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Zawed -- Zawed (talk) 02:02, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Discovery of nuclear fissionEdit

 On 30 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Discovery of nuclear fission, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Otto Hahn was the sole recipient of the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded for the discovery of nuclear fission? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Discovery of nuclear fission. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Discovery of nuclear fission), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Otto HahnEdit

 On 30 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Otto Hahn, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Otto Hahn was the sole recipient of the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded for the discovery of nuclear fission? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Otto Hahn), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:01, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 August 2020Edit

Tech News: 2020-36Edit

20:07, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Royal B. LordEdit

 On 1 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Royal B. Lord, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Royal B. Lord collected money for the 1931 Army–Navy Game at Yankee Stadium in Evangeline Booth's tambourine? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Royal B. Lord. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Royal B. Lord), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:04, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:05, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup 2020 September newsletterEdit

The fourth round of the competition has finished, with 865 points being required to qualify for the final round, nearly twice as many points as last year. It was a hotly competitive round with two contestants with 598 and 605 points being eliminated, and all but two of the contestants who reached the final round having achieved an FA during the round. The highest scorers were

  •   Bloom6132, with 1478 points gained mainly from 5 featured lists, 12 DYKs and 63 in the news items;
  •  HaEr48 with 1318 points gained mainly from 2 featured articles, 5 good articles and 8 DYKs;
  •   Lee Vilenski with 1201 points mainly gained from 2 featured articles and 10 good articles.

Between them, contestants achieved 14 featured articles, 14 featured lists, 2 featured pictures, 87 good articles, 90 DYK entries, 75 ITN entries, 95 featured article candidate reviews and 81 good article reviews. Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. 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. 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), Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:52, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

BBC Documentary on OppenheimerEdit

Re Manhattan Project; there's an interesting 2009 BBC documentary on 'The Trial of Robert Oppenheimer'; worth a look https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lpk70. Robinvp11 (talk) 16:30, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I will take a look. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:24, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

FYI on unprocessed FACEdit

Looks like Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/I Love You (Billie Eilish song)/archive1 never got processed by the bot? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 17:57, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

The FAC coordinator specifically ordered the FACBot not to process it by editing the article talk page. [3] Acting on the assumption that this was an error, I reverted Ian Rose's edit [4] and ordered the FACBot to process the article, which it has now done. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:00, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Also Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Ilomilo (song)/archive1. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:11, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Similar story, but here another editor removed the article from the FAC nomination list before the FACBot could process it. [5]. Will have to think about this one. Action was the same; revert the edit and allow the FACBot to process the article. Will have to think about this. I can have the Bot check for such anomalies rather than relying on the coordinators to report them. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:00, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
The coords do report errors Hawkeye, what would've occurred here is that a FAC was initiated out-of-process and therefore removed rather than archived -- editing the talk page was the correct action, along with removing the nom from the FAC list and requesting the FAC page itself be deleted by an admin. I daresay the nominator has done something out-of-process again, this has happened before. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:22, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-37Edit

15:59, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for American logistics in the Northern France campaignEdit

 On 9 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article American logistics in the Northern France campaign, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that American logistics in the Northern France campaign was impacted by a critical shortage of jerrycans, more than 2 million of which had been discarded or abandoned in Normandy? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/American logistics in the Northern France campaign. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, American logistics in the Northern France campaign), 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.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Tube Alloys scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Tube Alloys article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 17, 2020. 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/October 17, 2020, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

For Featured Articles promoted recently, there will be an existing blurb linked from the FAC talk page, which is likely to be transferred to the TFA page by a coordinator at some point.

We suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 15:20, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue Issue CLXXIII, September 2020Edit

 
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) 12:52, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Battle of Goodenough Island scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the Battle of Goodenough Island article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 22, 2020. 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/October 22, 2020, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

For Featured Articles promoted recently, there will be an existing blurb linked from the FAC talk page, which is likely to be transferred to the TFA page by a coordinator at some point.

We suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 13:30, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

G'day, Hawkeye, hope you are well. Ack this -- just so you know, I will be away on course around this time so may not be able to monitor the article on the day depending on the program. Sorry. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 03:30, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

FacEdit

Hey, I saw you usually comment on song articles that are up for FAC. I was wondering if you could make a few comments for Let's Fall in Love for the Night? Thanks a lot. :) The Ultimate Boss (talk) 20:00, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2020Edit





Headlines
  • Albania report: Wikivoyage edit-a-thon - Editing Albania and Kosovo’s travel destinations
  • Brazil report: Open innovation and dissemination activities: wrapping up great achievements on a major GLAM in Brazil
  • Czech Republic report: First Prague Wiki Editathon held in Prague
  • Estonia report: Virtual exhibition about Polish-Estonian relations. Rephotography and cultural heritage
  • Germany report: KulTour in Swabia and 8000 documents new online
  • India report: Utilising Occasion for Content donation: A story
  • Netherlands report: WMIN & WMNL collaboration & Japanese propaganda films
  • Serbia report: Enriching Wiki projects in different ways
  • Sweden report: Free music and new recordings of songs in the public domain; Autumn in the libraries; Yes, you can hack the heritage this year – online!
  • Uganda report: Participating in the African Librarians Week (24-30 May 2020)
  • UK report: Spanish metal and ...
  • USA report: Wiknic & Black Artists Matter & Respect Her Crank
  • WMF GLAM report: Wikipedia Library, new WikiCite grant programs, and GLAM office hours
  • Calendar: September's GLAM events
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DYK for John H. DudleyEdit

 On 12 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article John H. Dudley, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that John H. Dudley and his wife both worked on the Manhattan Project, but did not tell each other because of security restrictions? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/John H. Dudley. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, John H. Dudley), 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Kathleen ByerlyEdit

 On 13 September 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Kathleen Byerly, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. SpencerT•C 20:23, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

ITN recognition for John Fahey (politician)Edit

 On 13 September 2020, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article John Fahey (politician), which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. SpencerT•C 20:28, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-38Edit

16:18, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

G'day everyone, voting for the 2020 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2020. Thanks from the outgoing coord team, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 05:17, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Lisa NowakEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Lisa Nowak 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 Balon Greyjoy -- Balon Greyjoy (talk) 12:20, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Prep 6 image captionEdit

Hi, I notice someone trimmed your caption from

Launch of a Gemini B capsule and Manned Orbiting Laboratory mockup
to:
Launch of a Gemini B capsule mockup
Is this correct? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 19:46, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
No, it is wrong. The Gemini B spacecraft was real and complete; the Manned Orbiting Laboratory stage was the mockup. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:19, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I am not allowed to fix it. But the ambiguity could be avoided if it read: "Launch of a Gemini B capsule and a Manned Orbiting Laboratory mockup" Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:22, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Fine. I'm happy to correct it. Yoninah (talk) 20:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for that. The ambiguity clearly confused at least one person, but they are very hard to recognise. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:04, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Revolt of the AdmiralsEdit

The article Revolt of the Admirals you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Revolt of the Admirals for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Sturmvogel 66 -- Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 02:02, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Robert B. LandryEdit

 On 18 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Robert B. Landry, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Robert B. Landry was the United States Air Force aide to President Harry S. Truman? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Robert B. Landry. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Robert B. Landry), 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.

MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 14:33, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Manned Orbiting LaboratoryEdit

 On 20 September 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Manned Orbiting Laboratory, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a 1966 test flight (pictured) of a Gemini B spacecraft for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory was the first time an American space capsule intended for human spaceflight had flown in space twice? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Manned Orbiting Laboratory. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Manned Orbiting Laboratory), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-39Edit

21:25, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations from the Military History ProjectEdit

  The Military history A-Class cross
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the A-Class cross for Operation Totem, Operation Mosaic, Nassau Agreement, American logistics in the Normandy campaign, and Manned Orbiting Laboratory. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:30, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Timothy S. MatthewsEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Timothy S. Matthews 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) at your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Andrew🐉(talk) 13:11, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Albert Kesselring GANEdit

Hello,

I was just checking the above with an eye towards reviewing it. One small glitch I spotted. The last para under Battle of Britain is closed by a footnote, but not a citation. You might want to fix that.Georgejdorner (talk) 22:32, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks George. I have corrected this. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:45, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 September 2020Edit