You may have known me as LordSunday, Meldshal (a redirect), or Meldshal42.

Alternate accounts (all now unused), but declaring them nonetheless:

Your GA nomination of Black Butte (Oregon)Edit

The article Black Butte (Oregon) 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:Black Butte (Oregon) for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Llywrch -- Llywrch (talk) 15:21, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Were you planning on making the changes I suggested for this article? It is so close to passing GA that it would be a shame for it not to pass. -- llywrch (talk) 16:08, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@Llywrch: Thanks for the reminder! Yes, of course, sorry, real life is absurdly busy. I will make time to get to your comments today. ceranthor 16:38, 8 October 2019 (UTC)


Happy holidays and a draft that you may be interested inEdit

Hey,

long time no see. I remember a year or so ago on User talk:Iridescent we were talking about Mount Etna and I figured you might be interested in the draft I am writing up on Etna's largest eruption in historical time at User:Jo-Jo Eumerus/1669 Etna eruption. It's in a rather poor state as most of the sources so far are not good at giving a thematical organization or a chronology, but it can be mended I think. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 17:29, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2020 WikiCup!Edit

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade and Happy New WikiCup! The competition begins today and all article creators, expanders and improvers are welcome to take part. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. We are relaxing the rule that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2020 will count; now to be eligible for points in the competition, you must have completed significant work on the content at some time! Any questions on the rules or on anything else connected to the Cup should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:43, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2020Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  Arbitration

  • The fourth case on Palestine-Israel articles was closed. The case consolidated all previous remedies under one heading, which should make them easier to understand, apply, and enforce. In particular, the distinction between "primary articles" and "related content" has been clarified, with the former being the entire set of articles whose topic relates to the Arab-Israeli conflict, broadly interpreted rather than reasonably construed.
  • Following the 2019 Arbitration Committee elections, the following editors have been appointed to the Arbitration Committee: Beeblebrox, Bradv, Casliber, David Fuchs, DGG, KrakatoaKatie, Maxim, Newyorkbrad, SoWhy, Worm That Turned, Xeno.

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The Bugle: Issue CLXV, January 2020Edit

 
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Fine by me - old upload. ceranthor 15:50, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2020Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2020).

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  • Following a request for comment, partial blocks are now enabled on the English Wikipedia. This functionality allows administrators to block users from editing specific pages or namespaces rather than the entire site. A draft policy is being workshopped at Wikipedia:Partial blocks.
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PR requestEdit

Hello Ceranthor, I was wondering whether you would like to add your opinions to an ongoing peer review for SpongeBob SquarePants (character). It's OK if you haven't got the time. Thanks, Thatoneweirdwikier Say hi 06:13, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

@Thatoneweirdwikier: Not a lot of time for Wiki editing these days, but should be able to get to it this weekend! ceranthor 16:37, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Ceranthor, perfect. Thanks for the quick reply! Thanks, Thatoneweirdwikier Say hi 17:16, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

Science and mythology: 2001 A Space OdysseyEdit

You appear to be listed for co-editing/mentoring articles moving through the peer review process. The article for 2001: A Space Odyssey is currently at GA and could use an experienced editor with an interest in science and mythology to steer in through the FAC process. Does this sound of possible interest? CodexJustin (talk) 19:20, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

@CodexJustin: Potentially, though it would have to wait until later this week (Wednesday evening soonest). ceranthor 23:05, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda. Hope all is well. ceranthor 12:44, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Good article review mentorEdit

Hi Ceranthor, hope you are had a good day. I am a beginner at reviewing good article nominations. I was suggested by another editor to seek a mentor to help me with the procedure. Your name was listed as an available mentor in the list of Good article help/mentor. Will you be free to guide me through the process? DishitaBhowmik 08:36, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

@Dishita Bhowmik: I am unavailable until early next week (Tuesday). Is that ok? Let me know. ceranthor 15:38, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ceranthor: Replying late due to difference in time zones. I am ready to wait until Tuesday, no problem at all. I am also a student and hence am frequently very busy. However, I had started an article review and got stuck midway. The nominator wants me to finish it. Here it is Columbia_Station_(Washington)/GA1#GA_Review Any suggestions?
@SounderBruce: Would it be ok if I get to this on this coming Tuesday? ceranthor 17:52, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
Not in a rush, and thanks for helping out this new reviewer. SounderBruce 19:21, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @SounderBruce: and @Ceranthor: ! DishitaBhowmik 17:40, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2020 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2, with 57 contestants qualifying. We have abolished the groups this year, so to qualify for Round 3 you will need to finish Round 2 among the top thirty-two contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   Epicgenius, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with a featured article, five good articles and an assortment of other submissions, specialising on buildings and locations in New York, for a total of 895 points.
  •   Gog the Mild came next with 464 points, from a featured article, two good articles and a number of reviews, the main theme being naval warfare.
  •   Raymie was in third place with 419 points, garnered from one good article and an impressive 34 DYKs on radio and TV stations in the United States.
  •   Harrias came next at 414, with a featured article and three good articles, an English civil war battle specialist.
  •   CaptainEek was in fifth place with 405 points, mostly garnered from bringing Cactus wren to featured article status.
  • The top ten contestants at the end of Round 1 all scored over 200 points; they also included   L293D,   Kingsif,   Enwebb,   Lee Vilenski and   CAPTAIN MEDUSA. Seven of the top ten contestants in Round 1 are new to the WikiCup.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. In Round 1 there were four featured articles, one featured list and two featured pictures, as well as around two hundred DYKs and twenty-seven ITNs. Between them, contestants completed 127 good article reviews, nearly a hundred more than the 43 good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Contestants also claimed for 40 featured article / featured list reviews, and most even remembered to mention their WikiCup participation in their reviews (a requirement).

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Some contestants made claims before the new submissions pages were set up, and they will need to resubmit them. 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.

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WikiCup newsletter correctionEdit

There was an error in the WikiCup 2020 March newsletter;   L293D should not have been included in the list of top ten scorers in Round 1 (they led the list last year), instead,   Dunkleosteus77 should have been included, having garnered 334 points from five good articles on animals, living or extinct, and various reviews. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:30, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2020Edit

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  • Following an RfC, the blocking policy was changed to state that sysops must not undo or alter CheckUser or Oversight blocks, rather than should not.
  • A request for comment confirmed that sandboxes of established but inactive editors may not be blanked due solely to inactivity.

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  • Following a discussion, Twinkle's default CSD behavior will soon change, most likely this week. After the change, Twinkle will default to "tagging mode" if there is no CSD tag present, and default to "deletion mode" if there is a CSD tag present. You will be able to always default to "deletion mode" (the current behavior) using your Twinkle preferences.

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The Bugle: Issue CLXVII, March 2020Edit

 
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@Fastily: Fine to delete - very old and unused. ceranthor 15:32, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2020Edit

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  • There is an ongoing request for comment to streamline the source deprecation and blacklisting process.

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  • The WMF has begun a pilot report of the pages most visited through various social media platforms to help with anti-vandalism and anti-disinformation efforts. The report is updated daily and will be available through the end of May.

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PR request & GAC helpEdit

Hello! I currently have Ontario Highway 418 at PR and am hoping to nominate it for GA soon after. I don't have a very good understanding of much of the good article criteria (this is the first article I'm trying to get to GA) so this article may be far from GA standard. If you can, would you add your opinion to the peer review?
Thanks, Username6892 23:39, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@Username6892: Sure! I will try to post comments by Saturday. ceranthor 14:11, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I think criteria 1a and 3 are the worst for me so extra attention should be paid to those. Username6892 20:46, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
@Username6892: Left comments. ceranthor 21:12, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXVIII, April 2020Edit

 
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WikiCup 2020 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2020 WikiCup has now finished. It was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 75 points to advance to round 3. There were some very impressive efforts in round 2, with the top ten contestants all scoring more than 500 points. A large number of the points came from the 12 featured articles and the 186 good articles achieved in total by contestants, and the 355 good article reviews they performed; the GAN backlog drive and the stay-at-home imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic may have been partially responsible for these impressive figures.

Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  •   Epicgenius, with 2333 points from one featured article, forty-five good articles, fourteen DYKs and plenty of bonus points
  •   Gog the Mild, with 1784 points from three featured articles, eight good articles, a substantial number of featured article and good article reviews and lots of bonus points
  •   The Rambling Man, with 1262 points from two featured articles, eight good articles and a hundred good article reviews
  •   Harrias, with 1141 points from two featured articles, three featured lists, ten good articles, nine DYKs and a substantial number of featured article and good article reviews
  •   Lee Vilenski with 869 points,   Hog Farm with 801,   Kingsif with 719,   SounderBruce with 710,   Dunkleosteus77 with 608 and   MX with 515.

The rules for featured article reviews have been adjusted; reviews may cover three aspects of the article, content, images and sources, and contestants may receive points for each of these three types of review. Please also remember the requirement to mention the WikiCup when undertaking an FAR for which you intend to claim points. Remember also that DYKs cannot be claimed until they have appeared on the main page. As we enter the third round, any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed now, and anything you forgot to claim in round 2 cannot! Remember too, that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2020Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2020).

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The Bugle: Issue CLXIX, May 2020Edit

 
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Administrators' newsletter – June 2020Edit

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  • A motion was passed to enact a 500/30 restriction on articles related to the history of Jews and antisemitism in Poland during World War II (1933–45), including the Holocaust in Poland. Article talk pages where disruption occurs may also be managed with the stated restriction.

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The Bugle: Issue CLXX, June 2020Edit

 
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Hi, I would like to know how I can get nominated for admin or if u want to nominate me [Your choice] . I should tell you about my background I have loved news and history for a really long time now! and now I have a great passion for editing these articles, Because they are full of history and everyone needs to learn history right, You need to know the past to figure out the present. I also just want to help because I hate it when people edit things for fun and make it unreal because what if someone is doing a exam in high school and someone makes the info on wiki all wrong because the who is gonna fail right. Its completely your choice I will take any answer

-Destroyz

Hello, I'd suggest reading Wikipedia:Guide_to_requests_for_adminship. Typically successful candidates have been editing consistently for a long period of time. Feel free to follow up if you have further questions. Best, ceranthor 21:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

WikiCup 2020 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2020 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it into the fourth round each had at least 353 points (compared to 68 in 2019). It was a highly competitive round, and a number of contestants were eliminated who would have moved on in earlier years. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Epicgenius, with one featured article, 28 good articles and 17 DYKs, amassing 1836 points
  •   The Rambling Man , with 1672 points gained from four featured articles and seventeen good articles, plus reviews of a large number of FACs and GAs
  •   Gog the Mild, a first time contestant, with 1540 points, a tally built largely on 4 featured articles and related bonus points.

Between them, contestants managed 14 featured articles, 9 featured lists, 3 featured pictures, 152 good articles, 136 DYK entries, 55 ITN entries, 65 featured article candidate reviews and 221 good article reviews. Additionally,   MPJ-DK added 3 items to featured topics and 44 to good topics. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 710 good article reviews, in comparison to 387 good articles submitted for review and promoted. These large numbers are probably linked to a GAN backlog drive in April and May, and the changed patterns of editing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). 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 your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk), Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXI, July 2020Edit

 
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Administrators' newsletter – August 2020Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2020).

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Frances Gertrude McGillEdit

Hello Ceranthor -- I'm working up to my first FA nomination this month: early forensic pathologist Frances Gertrude McGill. Since you were my GA reviewer for this article back in 2018, I wondered if you might be willing to take a quick look at it before I submit the nomination. Do you think it's ready for FA review? I've put it through peer review and expanded it since 2018, and I think it's looking pretty good, but I want to make sure it's as ready as I can make it. Alanna the Brave (talk) 00:51, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Alanna the Brave: Will do my best to look this weekend. ceranthor 18:58, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you -- I appreciate it! Alanna the Brave (talk) 20:08, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
@Alanna the Brave: I think it's pretty much there. The prose has a few nitpicks I'd suggest changing, but I think it's ready for a go, though you may want to consult someone else just to be sure. Best, ceranthor 20:27, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
That's good to hear -- thanks for taking a look. I may take the plunge and make the nomination soon! Alanna the Brave (talk) 12:26, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXII, August 2020Edit

 
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David A. JohnstonEdit

Hi--can you and User:Carcharoth at these edits? I'm wondering if that editor has a COI. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 14:26, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

@Drmies: Thanks for the heads up. I agree, seems like someone from his family or a close friend; is the best protocol to revert and follow-up on their talk page, you think? ceranthor 22:03, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Ha, certainly the first step, yes. I take extra precautions with FA, knowing how much work goes into them. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 00:19, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Best place to start might be on the article talk page, in reply to this. Find out where they are coming from, whether they knew David Johnston and/or were connected with the publication of the 2019 biography. It looks like the article might need to be updated with material from that biography. I don't have enough time right now, though. Carcharoth (talk) 23:21, 19 August 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) 19:51, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue Issue CLXXIII, September 2020Edit

 
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Happy Birthday!Edit

Discussion at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Laguna del Maule (volcano)/archive1 § Comments from CeranthorEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Laguna del Maule (volcano)/archive1 § Comments from Ceranthor. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 07:28, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXIV, October 2020Edit

 
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GA MentorEdit

Hi, are you still a mentor? I am about to embark on my first GA review for Keanu Reeves, and I would really appreciate your help. Thank you in advance. MSG17 (talk) 22:21, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

@MSG17: I am not super active these days. Maybe try to find another GA mentor, and if you don't hear back from anyone, I'd be happy to help. ceranthor 01:30, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
I see. I have been able to get guidance from another user off-wiki. Thank you for the offer. MSG17 (talk) 01:31, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2020Edit

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WikiCup 2020 November newsletterEdit

The 2020 WikiCup has come to an end, with the final round going down to the wire. Our new Champion is   Lee Vilenski (submissions), the runner-up last year, who was closely followed by   Gog the Mild (submissions). In the final round, Lee achieved 4 FAs and 30 GAs, mostly on cue sport topics, while Gog achieved 3 FAs and 15 GAs, mostly on important battles and wars, which earned him a high number of bonus points.   The Rambling Man (submissions) was in third place with 4 FAs and 8 GAs on football topics, with   Epicgenius (submissions) close behind with 19 GAs and 16 DYK's, his interest being the buildings of New York.

The other finalists were   Hog Farm (submissions),   HaEr48 (submissions),   Harrias (submissions) and   Bloom6132 (submissions). The final round was very productive, and besides 15 FAs, contestants achieved 75 FAC reviews, 88 GAs and 108 GAN reviews. Altogether, Wikipedia has benefited greatly from the activities of WikiCup competitors all through the contest. Well done everyone!

All those who reached the final will receive awards and 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.

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 2021 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 MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:37, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXV, November 2020Edit

 
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Discussion at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Laguna del Maule (volcano)/archive2Edit

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVI, December 2020Edit

 
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Hello!Edit

Hello @Ceranthor:! Hope you are healthy and safe. It's been sometime since you helped me by mentoring me in Good Article reviews and you were very friendly and helpful so thank you! But could you possibly do me a favor? Would you please sign my contact book? Yours DishitaBhowmik talk 10:55, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Huaynaputina § Pre-FAC preparatory workEdit

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Welcome to the 2021 WikiCup!Edit

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The competition begins today and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. Any questions on the rules or on anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. We thank Vanamonde93 and Godot13, who have retired as judges, and we thank them for their past dedication. The judges for the WikiCup this year are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:10, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, January 2021Edit

 
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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Eight years!

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, February 2021Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, February 2021Edit

 
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Administrators' newsletter – March 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2021).

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  Boing! said ZebedeeHiberniantearsLear's FoolOnlyWGFinley

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  • When blocking an IPv6 address with Twinkle, there is now a checkbox with the option to just block the /64 range. When doing so, you can still leave a block template on the initial, single IP address' talkpage.
  • When protecting a page with Twinkle, you can now add a note if doing so was in response to a request at WP:RfPP, and even link to the specific revision.
  • There have been a number of reported issues with Pending Changes. Most problems setting protection appear to have been resolved (phab:T273317) but other issues with autoaccepting edits persist (phab:T275322).

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WikiCup 2021 March newsletterEdit

Round 1 of the competition has finished; it was a high-scoring round with 21 contestants scoring more than 100 points. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2, with 55 contestants qualifying. You will need to finish among the top thirty-two contestants in Round 2 if you are to qualify for Round 3. Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   Epicgenius led the field with a featured article, nine good articles and an assortment of other submissions, specialising on buildings and locations in New York, for a total of 945 points.
  •   Bloom6132 was close behind with 896 points, largely gained from 71 "In the news" items, mostly recent deaths.
  •   ImaginesTigers, who has been editing Wikipedia for less than a year, was in third place with 711 points, much helped by bringing League of Legends to featured article status, exemplifying how bonus points can boost a contestant's score.
  •   Amakuru came next with 708 points, Kigali being another featured article that scored maximum bonus points.
  •   Ktin, new to the WikiCup, was in fifth place with 523 points, garnered from 15 DYKs and 34 "In the news" items.
  •   The Rambling Man scored 511 points, many from featured article candidate reviews and from football related DYKs.
  •   Gog the Mild, last year's runner-up, came next with 498 points, from a featured article and numerous featured article candidate reviews.
  •   Hog Farm, at 452, scored for a featured article, four good articles and a number of reviews.
  •   Le Panini, another newcomer to the WikiCup, scored 438 for a featured article and three good articles.
  •   Lee Vilenski, last year's champion, scored 332 points, from a featured article and various other sport-related topics.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start again from scratch. In Round 1, contestants achieved eight featured articles, three featured lists and one featured picture, as well as around two hundred DYKs and twenty-seven ITNs. They completed 97 good article reviews, nearly double the 52 good articles they claimed. Contestants also claimed for 135 featured article and featured list candidate reviews. There is no longer a requirement to mention your WikiCup participation when undertaking these reviews.

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 a good article candidate, a featured process, or something 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. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:25, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

RequestEdit

You may not have the time but below is a request that I ask you could help me fufill.

*Request Hello! I am SoyokoAnis and in the future, I plan to take the steps into adminship. I however feel like I meet the criteria for WP:NOTNOW. I am asking if you could guide me to success and help me pass the RfA process in the future.

Please take your time responding I don't want to pressure you, thank you SoyokoAnis - talk 02:39, 5 March 2021 (UTC)!

The Bugle: Issue CLXXIX, March 2021Edit

 
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Administrators' newsletter – April 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

  Administrator changes

  AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

  Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXX, April 2021Edit

 
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WikiCup 2021 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2021 WikiCup has now finished; it was a high-scoring round and contestants needed 61 points to advance to Round 3. There were some impressive efforts in the round, with the top eight contestants all scoring more than 400 points. A large number of the points came from the 12 featured articles and the 110 good articles achieved in total by contestants, as well as the 216 good article reviews they performed; the GAN backlog drive and the stay-at-home imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic may have been partially responsible for these impressive figures.

Our top scorers in Round 2 were:

  •   The Rambling Man, with 2963 points from three featured articles, 20 featured article reviews, 37 good articles, 73 good article reviews, as well as 22 DYKs.
  •   Epicgenius, with 1718 points from one featured article, 29 good articles, 16 DYKs and plenty of bonus points.
  •   Bloom6132, with 990 points from 13 DYKs and 64 "In the news" items, mostly recent deaths.
  •   Hog Farm, with 834 points from two featured articles, five good articles, 14 featured article reviews and 15 good article reviews.
  •   Gog the Mild, with 524 points from two featured articles and four featured article reviews.
  •   Lee Vilenski, with 501 points from one featured article, three good articles, six featured article reviews and 25 good article reviews.
  •   Sammi Brie, with 485 points from four good articles, eight good article reviews and 27 DYKs, on US radio and television stations.
  •   Ktin, with 436 points from four good articles, seven DYKs and 11 "In the news" items.

Please remember that DYKs cannot be claimed until they have appeared on the main page. As we enter the third round, any content promoted after the end of Round 2 but before the start of Round 3 can be claimed now, and anything you forgot to claim in Round 2 cannot! Remember too, that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them (except for at the end of each round, when you must claim them before the cut-off date/time). When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). 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. Judges: Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:27, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).

  Administrator changes

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  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.

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Level Mountain FACEdit

Hi. I'm not sure how active you are nowadays but just thought I would let you know that Level Mountain is now a featured article candidate. Volcanoguy 19:29, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

@Volcanoguy: Not very active at the moment, though hoping to slowly get back into it. Will try to take a look. ceranthor 20:17, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm just letting you know that I have gone through all of your comments at FAC. Volcanoguy 01:49, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXXI, May 2021Edit

 
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Administrators' newsletter – June 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2021).

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  • Wikimedia previously used the IRC network Freenode. However, due to changes over who controlled the network with reports of a forceful takeover by several ex-staff members, the Wikimedia IRC Group Contacts decided to move to the new Libera Chat network. It has been reported that Wikimedia related channels on Freenode have been forcibly taken over if they pointed members to Libera. There is a migration guide and Wikimedia discussions about this.

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