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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).

The Hurricane HeraldEdit

Volume XIV, Issue 37, February 25, 2019

The Hurricane Herald is the arbitrarily periodical newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The newsletter aims to provide in summary the recent activities and developments of the WikiProject, in addition to global tropical cyclone activity. The Hurricane Herald has been running since its first edition ran on June 4, 2006; it has been over eight years since that time. If you wish to receive or discontinue subscription to this newsletter, please visit the mailing list. This issue of The Hurricane Herald covers all project related events in the two months of 2019. This edition's editor and author is Hurricanehink (talk · contribs).

Please visit this page and bookmark any suggestions of interest to you. This will help improve the newsletter and other cyclone-related articles. Past editions can be viewed here.

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Storm of the month (Typhoon Wutip) and other tropical activity


Typhoon Wutip was the strongest February typhoon on record, surpassing Typhoon Higos from 2015. On February 25, Wutip reached peak intensity as a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon, with maximum 10-minute sustained winds of 195 km/h (120 mph), 1-minute sustained winds of 260 km/h (160 mph), and a minimum central pressure of 915 hPa (mbar).

Other storms so far in the 2019 typhoon season include a long-lived tropical depression in January, and the year-crossing Tropical Storm Pabuk, which struck southern Thailand, becoming the first storm to hit the area since Linda in 1997. Pabuk caused 10 deaths and $151 million in damage. Upon entering the North Indian Ocean, Pabuk marked the earliest a storm was in the basin in the calendar year.

In the south-west Indian Ocean, two tropical storms – Desmond and Eketsang – formed in the Mozambique Channel. The latter storm killed 10 people in Madagascar. Two intense tropical cyclones – Funani and Gelena – developed in February. The latter storm left 90% of Rodrigues without power. There is a tropical disturbance that is active as of the timing of this newsletter's publication.

In the Austrailan region, Tropical Cyclone Penny developed in late December near Queensland, and spent early January striking Australia three times. A series of tropical lows and cyclones formed around Australia, including Cyclone Oma which crossed 160°E twice, the boundary with the South Pacific Ocean. In early January, Cyclone Mona caused flooding in Fiji, which formed earlier in the Australian region. Cyclone Pola is active as of the publication of this newsletter.

New WikiProject Members since the last newsletter in November 2013


More information can be found here. This list lists members who have joined/rejoined the WikiProject since the release of the last issue in 2013. Sorted chronologically. Struckout users denote users who have left or have been banned.

Member of the month (edition) – Hurricane Noah


User:Hurricane Noah has been editing Wikipedia since 2016, and joined the WPTC in October 2017. This year, Hurricane Noah created the featured list List of Category 2 Pacific hurricanes, as well as the A-class article Tropical Depression Nineteen-E (2018). Thank you Hurricane Noah for your contributions - I hope you continue editing!

Latest WikiProject Alerts


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WikiProject Tropical Cyclones: News & Developments


As Wikipedia reaches age 18, so do we all get older, life gets busy, tensions rise, and we gain and lose editors. This is especially noticeable during the summer, when the project becomes busier. The project has slowed down in recent years, myself included. I want to do what I can to re-engage editors, which is why I am restarting this newsletter after six years. I don't want to do all of the writing each month, so please contact me if you're interested in doing any of the writing, or if you have ideas for project engagement. The main news month is that there are a lot of new project goals located on the project talk page, so check them out if you have a moment. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 17:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Current assessment table


Assessments valid as of this printing. Depending on when you may be viewing this newsletter, the table may be outdated. See here for the latest, most up to date statistics. As of this issue, there are 147 featured articles and 69 featured lists. There are 142 A-class articles, but that number is subject to change, depending if we mandate that all A-class articles have an A-class review first. There are 944 good articles, meaning it is possible we get to our 1000th GA by the end of the year. There are only 61 B-class articles, perhaps because because most articles of that quality already passed a GA review. There are 353 C-class articles, 720 start-class articles, and 139 stub-class articles, with 49 lists and 8 current articles. There means that roughly half of the project is rated a GA or better - including the lists/future articles, there are 1330 articles that are below GA status, versus 1302 that are GA or better. If the project remains productive, then this milestone is within reach of having half of the project be rated "good" or better.

About the assessment scale →

From the Main Page


From the Main Page documents WikiProject related materials that have appeared on the main page since 2018 in chronological order.

 Today's Featured Article

In addition, there were numerous Did you know? entries on the Main Page.

  Featured Content

This section lists content that have become featured, articles and lists, since 2017.

Articles
Lists
Topics

WikiProject To-Do


 


WRITE THIS LIST

Project Goals & Progress


The following is the current progress on the three milestone goals set by the WikiProject as of this publishing. They can be found, updated, at the main WikiProject page.

250 featured pages86.4% complete
150 featured articles98% complete
1500 good articles86.8% complete

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).

Cyclone Raja copyeditEdit


Your country is four days away from abject uncertainty - you could use thisEdit

  Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

April 2019 WPTC NewsletterEdit

Volume XIV, Issue 38, April 13, 2019

The Hurricane Herald is the arbitrarily periodical newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The newsletter aims to provide in summary the recent activities and developments of the WikiProject, in addition to global tropical cyclone activity. The Hurricane Herald has been running since its first edition ran on June 4, 2006; it has been almost thirteen years since that time. If you wish to receive or discontinue subscription to this newsletter, please visit the mailing list. This issue of The Hurricane Herald covers all project related events from February 26–April 13, 2019. This edition's editor and authors are Hurricanehink (talk · contribs) and KN2731 (talk · contribs).

Please visit this page and bookmark any suggestions of interest to you. This will help improve the newsletter and other cyclone-related articles. Past editions can be viewed here.

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Storm of the month (Cyclone Idai) and other tropical activity


Cyclone Idai was the deadliest tropical cyclone in the southern hemisphere since 1975, leaving over 1,000 fatalities. It was also the costliest in the South-West cyclone basin, causing $1 billion in damage. Idai paralleled the disaster caused by Cyclone Leon-Eline in 2000, which killed about 700 people along with weeks of preceding floods. Similarly, Idai first struck Mozambique on March 4, moving over land for five days before emerging into the Mozambique Channel. It eventually struck near Beira, Mozambique as an intense tropical cyclone.

Idai was one of a record-breaking nine intense tropical cyclones in the 2018–19 season, four of which occurred since the last newsletter was released in February. The others include Cyclone Haleh, Savannah, and Joaninha. Only Joaninha affected land – the small island of Rodrigues. Savannah entered the basin from the adjacent Austrailan basin, having killed 12 people in Indonesia. In the Australian region, there were two tropical lows, cyclones Trevor and Veronica, as well as the presently active (but dissipating) Wallace. Cyclone Pola, active as of the publication of the previous newsletter, dissipated after affecting islands in the South Pacific. In the western Pacific Ocean, a tropical depression struck the Philippine island of Mindanao.

Outside of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there was a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone – Tropical Storm Iba, which lasted for five days off the coast of Brazil. Iba was the first fully tropical cyclone named by Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center.

New WikiProject Members since the last newsletter in February 2019


More information can be found here. This list lists members who have joined/rejoined the WikiProject since the release of the last issue in February 2019. Sorted chronologically. Struckout users denote users who have left or have been banned.

To our new members: welcome to the project, and happy editing! Feel free to check the to-do list at the bottom right of the newsletter for things that you might want to work on.

Editorial for welcoming new users, by Hurricanehink


Every year, editors new and old help maintain the new season of season articles. The older users are likely used to the standards of the project, such as how to Wikilink and reference properly. Newer users might make mistakes, and they might make them over and over again if they don't know better. If anyone (who happens to read this) comes across a new user, please don't bite, because with enough pushback, they'll decide that this group of editors is too mean, and unfun. This is all a volunteer project, no one can force anyone to do anything. We're all on here because of our love of knowledge and tropical cyclones. If you find someone new, consider using the official WPTC welcome template - Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Welcome.

I also encourage that if you know any tropical cyclone researchers, please speak up and try recruiting them to edit. Veteran editors can't keep editing forever. Life gets busy, and the real world beckons!

Member of the month (edition) – Cyclonebiskit


User:Cyclonebiskit has been editing Wikipedia since 2008, and currently has 28 featured articles or lists, of which 23 were related to tropical cyclones, including Cyclone Waka, Hurricane Katrina tornado outbreak, and the Meteorological history of Hurricane Patricia. Cyclonebiskit also wrote or contributed to 163 GA's. In March 2019, Cyclonebiskit worked alongside Hurricane Noah (the previous member of the month) and other editors to expand the article for Cyclone Idai. Cyclonebiskit logged 118 edits to the storm of the month, and added more than 35 kb of info to the article - together, Hurricane Noah and Cyclonebiskit wrote 71.5% of the article. Thank you Cyclonebiskit for your contributions - happy editing!

Latest WikiProject Alerts


The following are the latest article developments as updated by AAlertBot, as of the publishing of this issue. Due to the bot workings, some of these updates may seem out of place; nonetheless, they are included here.

Today's featured articles

Redirects for discussion

Featured article candidates

Good article nominees

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  Featured Content

This section lists content that have become featured, articles and lists, since the past newsletter in late February 2019.
From February 26–April 13, 2019, two featured articles were promoted, becoming the project's first new FA's since 2017:

WikiProject Tropical Cyclones: News & Developments


New articles since the last newsletter include:

New GA's include:

In addition, Cyclone Sagar, Cyclone Luban, and Cyclone Mekunu were successfully added to the Arabian Peninsula tropical cyclones GT.

Current assessment table


Assessments valid as of this printing. Depending on when you may be viewing this newsletter, the table may be outdated. See here for the latest, most up to date statistics.
As of this issue, there are 149 featured articles and 69 featured lists. There are 141 A-class articles, but that number is subject to change, depending if we mandate that all A-class articles have an A-class review first. There are 948 good articles, meaning it is possible we get to our 1000th GA by the end of the year. There are only 61 B-class articles, perhaps because because most articles of that quality already passed a GA review. There are 357 C-class articles, 717 start-class articles, and 139 stub-class articles, with 28 lists and 8 current articles. The number of lists may decrease further as the "Tropical cyclone X" articles continue to be reclassified as set index articles. These figures mean that nearly half of the project is rated a GA or better - including the lists/current/future articles, there are 1312 articles that are below GA status, versus 1307 that are GA or better. If the project remains productive, then it won't be long before we reach the milestone of having half of the project be rated "good" or better.

About the assessment scale →

From the Main Page


From the Main Page documents WikiProject related materials that have appeared on the main page from February 26–April 13, 2019 in chronological order.

 Today's Featured Article
 Did you know...?

WikiProject To-Do


 

Here are some tasks you can do:

WRITE THIS LIST

Project Goals & Progress


The following is the current progress on the three milestone goals set by the WikiProject as of this publishing. They can be found, updated, at the main WikiProject page.

250 featured pages87.2% complete
150 featured articles99.3% complete
1500 good articles87.2% complete
All articles to C-class or better66.8% complete
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