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Hello, SWASTIK 25, and Welcome to Wikipedia!

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Infobox statsEdit

Hi, the infobox accounts for league appearances only. Mattythewhite (talk) 22:28, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Ways to improve Rabindra JayantiEdit

Hi, I'm Crystallizedcarbon. SWASTIK 25, thanks for creating Rabindra Jayanti!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Please add references from reliable sources to the article to meet our verifiability and notablility requirements.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:52, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month is COMING!Edit

Hi SWASTIK 25 ,

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Articles on cricket groundsEdit

Well, thanks for your interest and response! I suggest you to make articles on

Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi cricket ground centuries following the pattern from articles....I will be glad if you do it within 2 weeks..I hope so? ...Lastly thanks for making cricket-related articles better and hope you will continue to contribute to cricket-related articles GreenCricket (talk) 12:41, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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Your contributed article, List of international cricket centuries by Kane WilliamsonEdit

 

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ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

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HonorificsEdit

Please read WP:HONORIFICS before considering adding them. - Kautilya3 (talk) 11:23, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

International cricket in 2002–03Edit

According to the current Wiki Cricket Project, the originally scheduled dates for Test matches are recorded. Please see this — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sidhant99 (talkcontribs) 06:53, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 December 20#Template:South_Africa_cricket_squadEdit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 December 20#Template:South_Africa_cricket_squad. I opened the merge discussion at WP:TFD for you and closed the move request. Thanks. cyberdog958Talk 05:49, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Fix the bare references on List of One Day International cricket matchesEdit

Hi SWASTIK 25! I have some work for you...Kindly fix the bare references on Template:ODI cricket matches by year all article by using http://dispenser.homenet.org/~dispenser/cgi-bin/webreflinks.py ...This will help us ..Thanks a bundle..See you around! GreenCricket (talk) 06:54, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

I've got it. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 07:02, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
I have corrected it...Check it again... Thank you man GreenCricket (talk) 07:02, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank YouEdit

@SWASTIK 25: Thank You for this. It's about damn time I received some recognition.  

Real Madrid needs to be major improvedEdit

Do you have time to edit : Template:Real Madrid C.F. seasons - there are lots of seasons which needs to be created! Thank you very much, my friend! --Alexiulian25 (talk) 11:04, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

I will try my best, buddy! — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 11:10, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Just take it easy, one season per week, you need a few years to finish that I think if you do not plan to major edit other pages !--Alexiulian25 (talk) 22:02, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Re: Requested infoEdit

Hey mate, sorry for not getting back to you on time. I can't really find much information and I basically just went full on into the Mohun Bagan site. Sorry about that. Cheers. --ArsenalFan700 (talk) 21:13, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your response, ArsenalFan700. I also couldn't find anything about it. Still if you find any relevant information from a reliable source, kindly inform me. Cheers! — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 09:42, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
Will do mate. --ArsenalFan700 (talk) 14:32, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

HeyEdit

Hey man, I assume you might be interested in this. --ArsenalFan700 (talk) 19:55, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for informing, mate! — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 20:04, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Welcome man. Just want to say, I was a little suspect when I first saw your editing here but since I have grown to think you are a good addition. Keep it up mate. BTW, about Subrata Pal, it is a big debatable issue so use the talk page first to discuss whether it should be moved first. Cheers. --ArsenalFan700 (talk) 20:08, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
That's fine, mate. And to tell the truth, I was greatly attracted by your articles related to football. Okay, Cheers! — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 20:14, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit summariesEdit

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Please use the edit summary to explain your reasoning for the edit, or a summary of what the edit changes. Thanks! Ugog Nizdast (talk) 14:29, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

I'll try my best. Thanks. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 06:07, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Suggestion regarding behaviour with other usersEdit

Hey man, happy new year and hope you're doing well. Just wanted to say that I just saw your recent interaction with Goals and I do agree with you, you can do whatever you want with your talk page (although I do suggest keeping the stuff or at least archiving it), but I would like to see some more kind in your responses instead of appearing abrasive. Not saying that is what you are but that is kinda how you come off. Like with goals, you could have just said "This is my talk page. I have every right to remove what I don't like. Thank you." or something. Just a suggestion as I don't want you to get in trouble in the future. Cheers. --ArsenalFan700 (talk) 20:11, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Will try to behave more kindly in future, mate. Thanks for your suggestion. Cheers. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 04:35, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Take the lead!Edit

Hi Swastik 25, and thanks for entering the Wikipedia:Take the lead! competition. I want to point out that the first four entries you've entered have all been expanded except the lead...you're aware the point of the competition is to expand the lead in articles where the lead is too small, right? Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:03, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2016: Game On!Edit

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Editing adviceEdit

  Please do not add commentary or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles, as you did to List of international goals scored by Ronaldo. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. Thank you. CatcherStorm talk 14:42, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi, might have a possible partnershipEdit

Hi, I am very interested in numbers and your trivia page impressed me, if you could reply on my talk page i need someone to help me team up! JackETC (talk) 10:55, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, do you have Facebook or snap-chat we could potentially talk privately on? JackETC (talk) 11:09, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
@JackETC: Yup! You can find me here on Facebook. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 11:13, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I sent u a message on Facebook, if possible could you please get back to me thanks. JackETC (talk) 11:42, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Articles relating to Indian toursEdit

Some articles relating to Indian tours need attention..you can help us?

Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/summary of international tour articles GreenCricketTALK 13:36, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Copy of my signature. But just now I changed "TALK" description. Anyway, @SWASTIK, I want to nominate Chhetri's goal list for DYK. Thats why I am expanding it. Kindly co-operate on it. Readable prose should have at least 1500 characters, I will manage to expand it but if possible you can add 2-3 lines to lead of that list. Thank you. --Human3015 I just called to say I love you  15:12, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
@Human3015: Actually it's not my signature, so I cannot say about it. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 15:32, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
@GreenCricket: I've created one of those articles, i.e. New Zealand cricket team in India in 1988–89. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 15:32, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

List of international goals scored by Sunil Chhetri has been nominated for Did You KnowEdit

Incomplete DYK nominationEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/List of international goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; see step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 00:23, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

@DYKHousekeepingBot: Sorry, but currently I'm blocked from editing any pages. I can't do anything before 2 February. Thank you. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 10:39, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

A bit of friendly adviceEdit

Hi Swastik, I've noticed you've found yourself in a bit of trouble recently. Can I give you a little bit of advice? It would be a shame if you get kicked from Wikipedia, because I can see you are generally trying to do the right thing. Hopefully you will take the two week break, concentrate on your study and come back better than ever. If it is possible for you to find a copy, I suggest you read the book "The Power of Passion" by Justin Langer. It is a great book about his recovery from "rock bottom" in his career. If you can find it I am sure you will enjoy it. AtHomeIn神戸 (talk) 13:09, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

@Athomeinkobe: Will definitely try. And thanks a lot for your friendly advice.  Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 15:41, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
I don't know if ProudBengali is your another account or not. Or one of your WikiEnemy is posing it as you. We can't decide it unless CU test is done. Still I will advise you to not create any alternative account during your block period. Either you make valid unblock request or keep quite for 2 weeks. Block evasion will only lead you to get blocked permanently. So it is better to get blocked for 2 weeks than getting blocked permanently. I think you are useful editor as far as sports related articles are concerned, so behave like mature editor and take your blocks positively and learn from it. I will again advise you to keep calm for 2 weeks, don't even log in if you don't want to do unblock request. Take my advise seriously. Don't create any other account. I am your well-wisher.--Human3015 It will rain  20:05, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
@Human3015: I know that you are my well-wisher. But frankly speaking, I'm not aware of the conspiracy going around against me for the last 2 days. Anyway, thanks a lot for your kind behaviour. See you after 2 weeks.  Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 20:10, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletterEdit

 
One of Adam Cuerden’s several quality restorations during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. Forty-seven competitors move into this round (a bit shy of the expected 64), and we are roughly broken into eight groups of six. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups.

Twenty-two Good Articles were submitted, including three by   Cyclonebiskit (submissions), and two each by   MPJ-DK (submissions),   Hurricanehink (submissions),   12george1 (submissions), and   Cas Liber (submissions). Twenty-one Featured Pictures were claimed, including 17 by   Adam Cuerden (submissions) (the Round 1 high scorer). Thirty-one contestants saw their DYKs appear on the main page, with a commanding lead (28) by   Cwmhiraeth (submissions). Twenty-nine participants conducted GA reviews with   J Milburn (submissions) completing nine.

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WikiCup 2016 March newsletter (update)Edit

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WikiCup 2016 May newsletterEdit

 
FP of Christ Church Cathedral, Falkland Islands by Godot13

Round 2 is over and 35 competitors have moved on to Round 3.

Round 2 saw three FAs (two by   Cas Liber (submissions) and one by   Montanabw (submissions)), four Featured Lists (with three by   Calvin999 (submissions)), and 53 Good Articles (six by   Worm That Turned (submissions) and five each by   Hurricanehink (submissions),   Cwmhiraeth (submissions), and   MPJ-DK (submissions)). Eleven Featured Pictures were promoted (six by   Adam Cuerden (submissions) and five by   Godot13 (submissions)). One Featured Portal, Featured Topic and Good Topic were also promoted. The DYK base point total was 1,135.   Cwmhiraeth (submissions) scored 265 base points, while   The C of E (submissions) and   MPJ-DK (submissions) each scored 150 base points. Eleven ITN were promoted and 131 Good Article Reviews were conducted with   MPJ-DK (submissions) completing a staggering 61 reviews. Two contestants,   Cwmhiraeth (submissions) and   Cas Liber (submissions), broke the 700 point mark for Round 2.

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Unblock requestEdit

 
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

Though it's true that I was engaged in an edit war with User:GoalsGalore and was blocked for a week for that, it seems to me that my account was hacked multiple times after that; I didn't make any of the edits I was blocked for. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 06:18, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

While your original block was for edit warring, your block since then has been for abusing multiple accounts. The sockpuppet investigation found that there was no technical distinction between yourself and ProudBengali. Your claim that your account was hacked is a new excuse, seemingly made now that your other excuses have failed. As GiantSnowman says above, I would recommend taking this opportunity for a Wikibreak, and appeal against this again in a few months time, demonstrating that you:
  1. understand what you have been blocked for,
  2. will not continue to cause damage or disruption, and
  3. will make useful contributions instead.

Please read the guide to appealing blocks for more information. Harrias talk 07:30, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

@Harrias: I'm not here to give any lame excuses. And if your reason is considered, then also the extent of my block would be of 2 weeks as stated earlier. So, why am I blocked for indefinite time? Can you explain this? — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 07:53, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Unsolicited advice - take Wikipedia's standard offerEdit

Hi there. Though you've gotten yourself into a pickle with the community, "indefinite" doesn't mean "forever". I recommend you consider taking the standard offer. Stay away from editing Wikipedia for six months. That doesn't mean do it without being caught, that means actually be honest with yourself and stay away for six months. Don't monkey with your talk page, just stay completely away from editing. After that, come back, open another unblock request, acknowledge your problematic behavior, explain what you've learned and provide a clear plan for how you will avoid the problematic behavior in the future, and it's not out of the question that you could be unblocked. The alternative scenario is just going to suck. If you continue the sockpuppetry, you will irritate more people who will never want to see you return. Sockpuppets are reviled because they ooze self-entitlement, believing that their one-man show is more important than the community. Note also that per WP:REVERTBAN, if you are discovered, anything you have submitted while participating in sockpuppetry may be removed by any user. That means any article you create may be deleted and any hard work you perform will be wasted energy. Save yourself and everybody else the headaches--the standard offer is the smarter way to go. Take care, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 17:06, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

@Cyphoidbomb: Will you please specify me the date when I'll be able to submit an unblock request? — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 17:08, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
That sort of depends on you and your sense of honesty. What's the most recent account you created in violation of your indefinite block? If it hasn't yet been discovered, tell us, and we'll start the clock today. Otherwise, we'd have to go by the last discovered sock. That might result in a quicker unblock, but it wouldn't be honest. You will receive a better response from admins if you come clean about everything. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 19:38, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Invitation from Wikipedia Asian Month 2016Edit

Thanks for partipating Wikipedia Asian Month last year, and I hope you enjoy it. Last year, more than 7,000 articles contribute to Wikipedia in 43 languages in Wikipedia Asian Month, making us one of the largest event on Wikipedia. We will organize this event again in upcoming November, and would like to invite you join us again.

This year, we are lowering down the standards that you only need to create 4 (Four) articles to receive a postcard (new design), and articles only need to be more than 3,000 bytes and 300 words. We are also improving our postcard sending process, e.g. making the postcards right now, and collecting the address after the event ends without waiting other languges.

Wikipedians who create the most articles on each Wikipedia will be honored as "Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors". We will send you both digital copy, and a paper copy of the Ambassador certificate.

Thank you for considering! --AddisWang (talk)
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WikiCup 2016 November newsletter: Final resultsEdit

The final round of the 2016 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2016 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a three-way tie with themselves for two FAs in each of R2, R3, and R5).
  • Good Article – MPJ-DK had 14 GAs promoted in R3.
  • Featured List –   Calvin999 (submissions) produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures – Adam Cuerden restored 18 images to FP status in R4.
  • Featured Portal –   SSTflyer (submissions) produced the only FPO of the Cup in R2.
  • Featured Topic –   Cyclonebiskit (submissions) and Calvin were each responsible for one FT in R3 and R2, respectively.
  • Good Topic – MPJ-DK created a GT with 9 GAs in R5.
  • Did You Know – MPJ-DK put 53 DYKs on the main page in R4.
  • In The News –   Dharmadhyaksha (submissions) and   Muboshgu (submissions), each with 5 ITN, both in R4.
  • Good Article Review – MPJ-DK completed 61 GARs in R2.

Over the course of the 2016 WikiCup the following content was added to Wikipedia (only reporting on fixed value categories): 17 Featured Articles, 183 Good Articles, 8 Featured Lists, 87 Featured Pictures, 40 In The News, and 321 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2017 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. 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), Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email)

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA CupEdit

WikiProject Good Articles's 2016-2017 GA Cup
 

Greetings, all!

We would like to announce the start of the 4th GA Cup, a competition that seeks to encourage the reviewing of Good article nominations! Thus far, there have been three GA Cups, which were successful in reaching our goals of significantly reducing the traditionally long queue at GAN, so we're doing it again. Currently, there are over 400 nominations listed. We hope that we can again make an impact this time.

The 4th GA Cup will begin on November 1, 2016. Four rounds are currently scheduled (which will bring the competition to a close on February 28, 2017), but this may change based on participant numbers. We may take a break in December for the holidays, depending on the results of a poll of our participants taken shortly after the competition begins. The sign-up and submissions process will remain the same, as will the scoring.

Sign-ups for the upcoming competition are currently open and will close on November 14, 2016. Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors, so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the judges.

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To subscribe or unsubscribe to future GA Cup newsletters, please add or remove your name to our mailing list. If you are a participant, you will be on the mailing list no matter what as this is the easiest way to communicate between all participants.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

 Hello, SWASTIK 25. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Re:Unblock requestEdit

 
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

I was blocked indefinitely because of sock puppetry, and was away from any sort of editing for the past 6 months. I've realised my mistakes and want to get unblocked. I will obey the rules of editing in Wikipedia, if I get unblocked. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 10:26, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

No response to my request, below, in nine days. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 08:48, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Here's a few suggestions that might help your request...

  1. Explain what your mistakes were so that a reviewer can tell if you really do understand.
  2. Explain how your behaviour will be different if unblocked.
  3. Identify any sock accounts that have not been included here and here.
  4. Remove that unpleasant and threatening message at the very top of this page.

Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 20:31, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

@Boing! said Zebedee: I've done what you had said. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 10:26, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
I see you have done 4, thank you. Now what about 1, 2 and 3? Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 10:28, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
@Boing! said Zebedee: I've modified my unblock request as per your questions. And this one's also my account. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 10:31, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
The point of my suggestions is that just saying "I've realised my mistakes" is itself not sufficient, and that you need to explain what those mistakes were in a way that makes it clear that you really do understand. Also, "I will obey the rules" is not a sufficient explanation of how your behaviour will differ, and I want to hear an actual explanation of the changes you intend to make in your approach to editing. In my time here I've heard many blocked editors claiming they understand the problems and making vague promises like these, but so many of have gone on to show they actually didn't understand at all, and they ended up blocked again with little chance of unblock. I don't want that to happen to you, and I do want to help you to get unblocked. So, thank you for identifying that other account, but now, please, take your time and give us a full explanation in response to points 1 and 2 of my suggestions. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 10:54, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
To show some support for you, I have place the unblock request on hold, and I'll consult with the blocking admin when I see your full response to these questions. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 10:58, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't trust this user - I suggest we SPI to ensure there has been no socking or editing from IPs in the past 6 months. GiantSnowman 12:24, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I think that would be reasonable. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:55, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
I would also agree - there have been a couple of accounts lately that might possibly be connected, based on editing habits and usernames. Harrias talk 14:57, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
@GiantSnowman: Will you please inform me whether I've any chances of getting unblocked or not? — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 06:48, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
You won't get unblocked if you fail to answer the questions asked of you. I left your request on hold for nine days to give you time to "give us a full explanation in response to points 1 and 2 of my suggestions", but you ignored that and so I have declined it now. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 08:51, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
@Boing! said Zebedee: Swastik indicated in a previous that his account was hacked and that he didn't make the XYZ edits that led to his block. If it is true that his account was hacked/compromised, then based on my understanding, we'd never unblock this account. In which case, Swastik would have to satisfy your questions, and then he'd probably have to open a new account with your permission. (And maybe he'd have to declare it on his new user page?) If the hack/compromise did not occur, Swastik would need to explain this (and pretty much admit that he was lying.) Cyphoidbomb (talk) 22:43, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
I hadn't actually thought much beyond the questions I asked, and I was going to consult with the blocking editor after that and also ask for a checkuser check. But as there was no attempt to respond, I'm done - it's over to the next reviewing admin (or UTRS) now. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 09:06, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
@Boing! said Zebedee: I admit that I had lied because I was too much addicted to Wikipedia. I couldn't refrain myself from editing. So, I created those accounts using different usernames. But now, I assure that I'll no further do anything against the rule of Wikipedia. I apologize. Can I get unblocked now? — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 11:41, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Make a new unblock request and someone will review it (but not me as I have very little time for Wikipedia at the moment). Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 16:53, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017Edit

On 1 January 2017, WikiCup 2017 (the 10th Annual WikiCup) will begin. This year we are trying something a little different – monetary prizes.

For the WC2017 the prizes will be as follows (amounts are based in US$ and will be awarded in the form of an online Amazon gift certificate):

  • First place – $200
  • Second & Third place – $50 each
  • Category prizes – $25 per category (which will be limited to FA, FL, FP, GA, and DYK for 2017). Winning a category prize does not require making it to the final round.

Note: Monetary prizes are a one-year experiment for 2017 and may or may not be continued in the future. In order to be eligible to receive any of the prizes above, the competing Wikipedia account must have a valid/active email address.

After two years as a WikiCup judge, Figureskatingfan is stepping down. We thank her for her contributions as a WikiCup judge. We are pleased to announce that our newest judge is two-time WikiCup champion Cwmhiraeth.

The judges for the 2017 WikiCup are Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email).

Signups are open now and will remain open until 5 February 2017. You can sign up here.

If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:03, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

  •   Cas Liber, last year's winner, led the field with two featured articles on birds and a total score of 674.
  •   Iry-Hor, a WikiCup newcomer, came next with a featured article, a good article and a tally of 282 bonus points for a score of 517. All these points came from the article Nyuserre Ini, an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh,
  •   1989, another WikiCup newcomer, was in joint third place at 240. 1989 has claimed points for two featured lists and one good article relating to anime and comedy series, all of which were awarded bonus points.
  •   Peacemaker67 shared third place with five good articles and thirteen good article reviews, mostly on naval vessels. He is also new to the competition.

The largest number of DYKs have been submitted by Vivvt and The C of E, who each claimed for seven, and MBlaze Lightning achieved eight articles at ITN. Carbrera and Peacemaker67 each claimed for five GAs and Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was well out in front for GARs, having reviewed 32. No featured pictures, featured topics or good topics yet, but we have achieved three featured articles and a splendid total of fifty good articles.

So, on to the second round. 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 equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is a good article candidate, a featured process, or anything 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 help 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, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:52, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Re-initiating INCOTMEdit

It's been almost an year since "Indian collaboration of the month" was active. Firstly we need to restart this as soon as possible for development of India-related articles to greater heights. The members page was blanked, where many of them are inactive. This mass message is to all the members of WikiProject India, about this and interested editors interested will sign up. After this message gets delivered, we'll wait for 7 days before we start a discussion under a thread on the collaboration's talk page, among the members. The discussion will include what to clean-up of sub-pages, a new set of guidelines for smooth and uninterrupted functioning of the collaboration etc. Please keep all the discussions under this thread only, so that it will easier for future reference. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Incubator/Indian military historyEdit

You are invited to join the Indian military history work-group, an initiative of the Military history WikiProject. This group is to exclusively deal with the topics related to Indian military. If you're interested, please add you name to the participants list. Ignore if you are already a member. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:06, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Indian defence servicesEdit

You are requested to participate in the discussion of Wiki Loves Indian defence services on the talk page of WikiProject India. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:44, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

New unblock requestEdit

 
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

SWASTIK 25 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribscreation logchange block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

I admit that I had lied because I was too much addicted to Wikipedia. I couldn't refrain myself from editing. So, I created those accounts using different usernames. But now, I assure that I'll no further do anything against the rule of Wikipedia. I apologize and wanna get unblocked. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 13:10, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Not eligible for unblock consideration at this time. Yamla (talk) 15:01, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

{{checkuser needed}} Before we consider whether or not to unblock, we need to ensure there's been no evidence of sockpuppetry recently. The list of tagged accounts shows the last activity to be May, 2016. Checkuser, any evidence of more recent sockpuppetry? If not, I will then discuss the unblock request with the blocking admin. --Yamla (talk) 13:23, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

  In progress. Regardless of the results of the check, which are never perfect at this stage anyway, the unblock request is hardly convincing, and I wouldn't be inclined to unblock the user.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:21, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
The user has socked multiple times using IP addresses, and those are only the ones I can see without digging so deep it would take far too much of my time. He used IPs once in late December 2016, and several times in mid-January 2017.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:47, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
@Bbb23: I would like to say something here. If IP addresses identical to mine edit wikipedia, then will I be responsible for that? — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 14:56, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
My conclusion depends on more than just the IP, and that's as much as I'm willing to share with you.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:59, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
@Bbb23: May I know why my "unblock request is hardly convincing", and why you aren't inclined to unblock me even after I've admitted my mistake? — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 15:05, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
 
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

I admitted my mistake and apologized. Still I'm blocked and no valid reason has been given for declining my block request. So, I'm appealing once again. — Swastik Chakraborty (User talk) 15:01, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Decline reason:

You have continually failed to answer three of the four questions posed by Boing! said Zebedee some three months ago. You will not be considered for unblock until you do so.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 16:00, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

May 2017 WikiCup newsletterEdit

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

  •   Cas Liber, led the field with five featured articles, four on birds and one on astronomy, and a total score of 2049, half of which came from bonus points.
  •   1989 was in second place with 826 points, 466 of which were bonus points. 1989 has claimed points mostly relating to anime and Japanese-related articles.
  •   Peacemaker67 took third place with two FAs, one GA and seven GARs, mostly on naval vessels or military personnel, scoring 543 points.
  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" 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 equally.

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. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help 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, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

Round 3 saw the achievement of a 26-topic Featured topic by MPJ-DK as well as 5 featured lists and 13 featured articles. PanagiotisZois and SounderBruce achieved their first ever featured articles. Carbrera led the GA score with 10, Tachs achieved 17 DYKs and MBlaze Lightning 10 In the news items. There were 167 DYKs, 93 GARs and 82 GAs overall, this last figure being higher than the number of GAs in round 2, when twice as many people were taking part. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 4, we say goodbye to the fifteen or so competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, 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. 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, Sturmvogel 66 and Cwmhiraeth 05:38, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 September newsletterEdit

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

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 Needed. 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 reduce the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck, and let the best man (or woman) win! 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 and Cwmhiraeth 06:26, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2017 November newsletter: Final resultsEdit

The final round of the 2017 WikiCup is over. Congratulations to the 2017 WikiCup top three finalists:

In addition to recognizing the achievements of the top finishers and everyone who worked hard to make it to the final round, we also want to recognize those participants who were most productive in each of the WikiCup scoring categories:

  • Featured Article – Cas Liber (actually a two-way tie with themselves for an astonishing five FAs in R2 and R4).
  • Good Article – Adityavagarwal had 14 GAs promoted in R5.
  • Featured List –   Bloom6132 (submissions) and   1989 (submissions) both produced 2 FLs in R2
  • Featured Pictures –   SounderBruce (submissions) improved an image to FP status in R5, the only FP this year.
  • Featured Topic –   MPJ-DK (submissions) has the only FT of the Cup in R3.
  • Good Topic – Four different editors created a GT in R2, R3 and R4.
  • Did You Know – Adityavagarwal had 22 DYKs on the main page in R5.
  • In The News –   MBlaze Lightning (submissions) had 14 ITN on the main page in R2.
  • Good Article Review –   Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (submissions) completed 31 GARs in R1.

Over the course of the 2017 WikiCup the following content was added or improved on Wikipedia: 51 Featured Articles, 292 Good Articles, 18 Featured Lists, 1 Featured Picture, 1 Featured Topics, 4 Good Topics, around 400 Did You Knows, 75 In The News, and 442 Good Article Reviews. Thank you to all the competitors for your hard work and what you have done to improve Wikipedia.

Regarding the prize vouchers - @Adityavagarwal, Vanamonde93, Casliber, Bloom6132, 1989, and SounderBruce: please send Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) an email from the email address to which you would like your Amazon voucher sent. Please include your preference of global Amazon marketplace as well. We hope to have the electronic gift cards processed and sent within a week.

We will open up a discussion for comments on process and scoring in a few days. The 2018 WikiCup is just around the corner! Many thanks from all the judges. 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), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email), and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:41, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018Edit

So the 2017 WikiCup has come to an end. Congratulations to the winner, to the other finalists and to all those who took part. 177 contestants signed up, more than usual, but not all of them submitted entries in the first round. Were editors attracted by the cash prizes offered for the first time this year, or were these irrelevant? Do the rules and scoring need changing for the 2018 WikiCup? If you have a view on these or other matters, why not join in the WikiCup discussion about next year's contest? Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:New Zealand cricket team current squadEdit

Nomination for deletion of Template:South Africa cricket team squadEdit

 Template:South Africa cricket team squad has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Störm (talk) 15:43, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:West Indies cricket teamEdit

 Template:West Indies cricket team has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Störm (talk) 15:44, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)Edit

Greetings,

It is being planned to organize Wikigraphists Bootcamp in India, please fill out the survey form to help the organizers. Your responses will help organizers understand what level of demand there is for the event (how many people in your community think it is important that the event happens). At the end of the day, the participants will turn out to have knowledge to create drawings, illustrations, diagrams, maps, graphs, bar charts etc. and get to know to how to tune the images to meet the QI and FP criteria. For more information and link to survey form, please visit Talk:Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:46, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Supporting Indian Wikipedia Program resource distributionEdit

In 2017 - 2018, the Wikimedia Foundation and Google working in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India chapter (WMIN) and user groups will pilot a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. This program (Code name: Project Tiger) will:

(a) Support active and experienced Wikipedia editors through the donation of laptops and stipends for internet access and
(b) Sponsor a language-based contest that aims to address existing Wikipedia content gaps.

The objective of the program is to provide laptops and internet stipends for existing editors who need support to contribute more actively. 50 basic model Acer Chromebooks and Internet stipends for 100 contributors are available for distribution. Provided resources are the sole property of the beneficiaries and should be used for the betterment of the movement.

If you're an active Wikimedian, and interested to receive support from this project, please apply. It will take around 10 minutes of your time, and will ask descriptive questions about your contribution to Indic Wikimedia projects.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:12, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. With 53 contestants qualifying, the groups for round 2 are slightly smaller than usual, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining users.

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

  •   Aoba47 led the field with a featured article, 8 good articles and 42 GARs, giving a total of 666 points.
  •   FrB.TG , a WikiCup newcomer, came next with 600 points, gained from a featured article and masses of bonus points.
  •   Ssven2, another WikiCup newcomer, was in third place with 403 points, garnered from a featured article, a featured list, a good article and twelve GARs.
  •   Ceranthor,   Numerounovedant,   Carbrera,   Farang Rak Tham and   Cartoon network freak all had over 200 points, but like all the other contestants, now have to start again from scratch. A good achievement was the 193 GARs performed by WikiCup contestants, comparing very favourably with the 54 GAs they achieved.

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 help 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), Cwmhiraeth (talk) and Vanamonde (talk) 15:27, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Project Tiger Writing ContestEdit

In 2017 – 2018, the Wikimedia Foundation and Google working in close coordination with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Wikimedia India Chapter (WMIN) and user groups from India, are piloting a program encouraging Wikipedia communities to create locally relevant and high-quality content in Indian languages. This program will (a) support active and experienced Wikipedia editors through the donation of laptops and stipends for internet access and (b) sponsor a language-based contest that aims to address existing Wikipedia content gaps.

Phase (a) has been completed, during which active contributors were awarded laptops and internet stipends. Phase (b) will be a contest in which editors will come together and develop a writing contest focused on content gaps. Each month three individual prizes will be awarded to each community based on their contribution for the month. The prizes worth 3,000 INR, 2000 INR, and 1,000 INR, will be awarded to the top contributors for each month. The contest started at March 1, 2018, 0:00, and will end at May 31, 2018, 23:59 (IST). Useful links are as follows:

Looking forward your participation, all the best. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk • mail) at 22:21, 21 March 2018 (UTC).

WikiCup 2018 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2018 WikiCup has now finished. Most contestants who advanced to the next round scored upwards of 100 points, but two with just 10 points managed to scrape through into round 3. Our top scorers in the last round were:

  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with three featured articles
  •   Iazyges, with nine good articles and lots of bonus points
  •   Yashthepunisher, a first time contestant, with two featured lists
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with seventeen good topic articles
  •   Usernameunique, a first time contestant, with fourteen DYKs
  •   Muboshgu, a seasoned competitor, with three ITNs and
  •   Courcelles, another first time contestant, with twenty-seven GARs

So far contestants have achieved twelve featured articles between them and a splendid 124 good articles. Commendably, 326 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2018 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. 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; most of the GARs are fine, but a few have been a bit skimpy.

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) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

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