Welcome to the ninth Bugle edition for 2019!
The article news section features yet another bumper crop of newly promoted high quality articles: a whopping twenty A-class articles and ten featured articles. Congratulations to Bryanrutherford0 for earning his first A-Class Medal for his work on our coverage of the Silesian Wars. Thanks to Kges1901 for assistance with the article summaries, and Adam Cuerden for handling the new featured pictures.
The book review section includes an assessment by Nick-D of a disappointing work on the legacy of World War II, as well as a wrap-up of recent reviews published elsewhere.
Close on the heels of Bugle co-editor Ian Rose reaching 80 Featured Articles in July, Sturmvogel 66 achieved that total in August, and is currently in equal fourth position across the whole of English Wikipedia alongside Ian. Well done! Parsecboy is not far behind, having reached 75 FAs last month, and is in sixth place overall. In reviewing news, Peacemaker67 recently reviewed his 250th Good Article nomination, Vami IV recently completed his 150th GAN review, and Zawed passing 100 GANs reviewed. Thanks to everyone who contributes to our prodigious throughput of quality content.
Our September edit-a-thon Backlog Banzai is charging ahead, with nearly thirty editors contributing so far, and thousands of jobs already ticked off. We are making a big dent in the backlogs, keep it going!
Finally, voting commenced for the coordinator election at 00:01 (UTC) on 15 September. You can watchlist the election page here and have your say on who should be part of the coord team for the next year.
Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk)
- The contest department has completed its 145th round of competition in August. A total of 72 articles were submitted by 11 editors. Sturmvogel 66 won with 112 points from 13 articles, narrowly beating Parsecboy who came second with 108 points from 11 articles. Sturmvogel 66 has been awarded the Chevrons for their achievement, and Parsecboy has received the Writer's Barnstar. AustralianRupert, Chetsford, Djmaschek, Gog the Mild, Iazyges, Kges1901, Peacemaker67, PlanespotterA320, and Zawed also contributed entries. Points will go towards the 2019 Military History Writers' Contest Cup, which will be decided at the end of the December contest. Please submit any articles you are working on for the next round of the competition now.