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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).

The following improvements need to be made to the page for Vicente Gonzalez (politician)Edit

Information needs to be updated. The current information holds sources that support this update. All other updates can be sourced through resources from Vicente Gonzalez's congressional website: https://gonzalez.house.gov/

If I am not "allowed" to make these changes on a website that promotes the ability to do so, then please direct me to whoever can make these changes. If not, I will continue to push for these changes (which are verifiable), until the changes are made.

Requested changes below:


Early life, education, and early careerEdit

Gonzalez was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1967[2] to [Olga Cantu] and [Vicente Gonzalez], a Korean War veteran and U.S. Merchant Marine. Gonzalez attended Roman Catholic School in Corpus Christi for part of his primary education, but eventually dropped out of high school during his junior year. He went onto obtain a G.E.D. and returned to school by enrolling at Del Mar Junior College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Banking and Finance.[3][4]

In 1992, Gonzalez received his Bachelor of Science degree in aviation business administration from the Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University on the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. After high school, and throughout college, Gonzalez traveled to almost 100 countries around the world.

In 1996, Gonzalez obtained his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) in Fort Worth, Texas. While a law student, he interned for then Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz (D-TX-27). He trained in Negotiation at Harvard Law School [in Cambridge, Massachusetts]. In 1997, he founded the law firm, V. Gonzalez & Associates, in McAllen, Texas. He is a member of the Bar Associations of Texas and New York.[5]

As an attorney, Gonzalez successfully recovered millions in proceeds for businesses, homeowners and public schools throughout the country. His professional successes prompted an invitation to join the prestigious Million Dollar & Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, a membership reserved for less than one percent of American attorneys.

Gonzalez's wife, Lorena Saenz Gonzalez, is a former educator and school administrator from McAllen, Texas.

Your draft article, Draft:Lena EpsteinEdit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. aboideautalk 23:59, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for David Montgomery (baseball)Edit

 On 8 May 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article David Montgomery (baseball), which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

Stephen 23:37, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Chaim BloomEdit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. Lapablo (talk) 08:57, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Kathy ManningEdit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 09:46, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Andrew JanzEdit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 15:29, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Matt LongjohnEdit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 16:28, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Unwritten rules of baseballEdit

 On 16 May 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Unwritten rules of baseball, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Michael Jordan broke one of the unwritten rules of baseball? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Unwritten rules of baseball. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Unwritten rules of baseball), 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.

feminist (talk) 02:15, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Great hook, and now it's immortalized! Congratulations! Yoninah (talk) 00:31, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Mel Hall (politician)Edit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 15:50, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Deidre DeJearEdit

 

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Your draft article, Draft:Scott Wallace (politician)Edit

 

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CptViraj (Talk) 17:58, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I have restored this one. The subject seems reasonably notable to me. bd2412 T 18:32, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
BD2412, there's potential there, but I don't know that I found quite enough. Doesn't mean there isn't more I didn't find. – Muboshgu (talk) 20:57, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Luis ArráezEdit

What happened to the edit history of Luis Arráez? I created a re-direct in November with all the info currently being used [1]. Please add that history back.-- Yankees10 22:41, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Yankees10, another editor mistakenly created it without the diacritic and I moved it, but forgot to undelete the deleted revisions. I just restored them. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:46, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah I noticed that, I let him know to make sure he remembers the accent from now on. Thanks, man.-- Yankees10 00:59, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

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