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DYK for This Census-Taker[edit]

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On 28 September 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article This Census-Taker, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that China Miéville's novella This Census-Taker fluctuates between the first and third person to convey the trauma felt by the protagonist? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/This Census-Taker. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, This Census-Taker), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Vanamonde 00:02, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Essay pdf?[edit]

Any chance you could email me a copy of the essay from The Enduring Fantastic? I do not appear to have access to it. Vanamonde (Talk) 02:33, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, let me know if you got it. Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 03:02, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Did, thank you very much! I have the other sources, I'll look through themes in the next day or two. Vanamonde (Talk) 03:11, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

O-D real life just got awful; I would like to participate in your pre-FAC PR (hopefully to speed you on your way), but time is a problem for me now. Would you please ping me when Mike and VM are done, to be sure I pitch in? Good luck, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 12:24, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SG, sorry to hear, hope things get better. And sure I'll send a ping. Thanks! Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 17:04, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hope so too ... lots of hospital waiting room time, where I can iPad edit, but can't do serious work. Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:57, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 52[edit]

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Promotion of Farseer trilogy[edit]

Congratulations, Olivaw-Daneel! The article you nominated, Farseer trilogy, has been promoted to featured status, recognizing it as one of the best articles on Wikipedia. The nomination discussion has been archived.
This is a rare accomplishment and you should be proud. If you would like, you may nominate it to appear on the Main page as Today's featured article. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) via FACBot (talk) 00:05, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2022 November newsletter[edit]

The 2022 WikiCup has drawn to a close with the final round going down to the wire. The 2022 champion is

  • England Lee Vilenski (1752 points), who won in 2020 and was runner up in both 2019 and last year. In the final round he achieved 3 FAs and 15 GAs, mostly on cue sports. He was closely followed by
  • Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132 (1732), who specialised in "In the news" items and DYKs, and who has reached the final round of the Cup for the past three years. Next was
  • Zulu (International Code of Signals) BennyOnTheLoose (1238), another cue sports enthusiast, also interested in songs, followed by
  • New York City Muboshgu (1082), an "In the news" contributor, a seasoned contestant who first took part in the Cup ten years ago. Other finalists were
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie (930), who scored with a featured article, good articles and DYKs on TV and radio stations,
  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh (370), who created various articles on famous Americans, including an FA on Louis H. Bean, famed for his prediction of election outcomes. Next was
  • Chicago PCN02WPS (292), who scored with good articles and DYKs on sporting and other topics and
  • Toronto Z1720 (25) who had DYKs on various topics including historic Canadians.

During the WikiCup, contestants achieved 37 featured articles, 349 good articles, 360 featured article reviews, 683 good article reviews and 480 In the news items, so Wikipedia has benefited greatly from the activities of WikiCup competitors. Well done everyone! All those who reached the final round will receive awards and the following special awards will be made, based on high performance in particular areas of content creation and review. 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 the overall leader in this field.

  • England Lee Vilenski wins the featured article prize, for a total of 6 FAs during the course of the competition and 3 in the final round.
  • United Nations Kavyansh.Singh wins the featured list prize, for 3 FLs in round 2.
  • Pirate Flag of Jack Rackham.svg Adam Cuerden wins the featured picture prize, for 39 FPs during the competition.
  • Toronto Z1720 wins the featured article reviewer prize, for 35 FARs in round 4.
  • New York (state) Epicgenius wins the good article prize, for 32 GAs in round 1.
  • Flag of Provo, Utah (1989–2015).svg SounderBruce wins the featured topic prize, for 4 FT articles in round 1.
  • England Lee Vilenski wins the good topic prize, for 34 GT articles in round 5.
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie wins the good article reviewer prize, for 71 GARs overall.
  • Transgender Pride flag.svg Sammi Brie wins the Did you know prize, for 30 DYKs in round 3 and 106 overall.
  • Kingdom of Scotland Bloom6132 wins the In the news prize, for 106 ITNs in round 5 and 289 overall.

Next year's competition will begin on 1 January and possible changes to the rules and scoring are being discussed on the discussion page. You are invited to sign up to take part in the contest; the WikiCup is open to all Wikipedians, both novices and experienced editors, and we hope to have a good turnout for the 2023 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners and finalists, 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 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:28, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 53[edit]


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Farseer trilogy scheduled for TFA[edit]

This is to let you know that the [[Farseer trilogy]] article has been scheduled as today's featured article for January 12, 2023. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page blurb, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 12, 2023, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. If you wish to make comments on other matters concerning the scheduling of this article, you can do so at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/January 2023.

I suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors from the day before this appears on Main Page. Thanks and congratulations Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:22, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you today for the article "about a well-known fantasy series from the 1990s: to place in context, it was published a year before A Game of Thrones. Robin Hobb's style is quite different from GRRM's."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:13, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, Gerda Arendt! Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 10:20, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


fantasy literature

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Thank you for quality articles about fantasy literature, such as Farseer trilogy performed in collaboration, Children's Fantasy Literature: An Introduction and This Census-Taker, for saving J. K. Rowling as a quality article, for excellent reviewing, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2802 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:17, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Much appreciated, thank you for the pretty stone and message! Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 04:36, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to the 2023 WikiCup![edit]

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The 2023 competition has just begun and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. Even if you are a novice editor you should be able to advance to at least the second round, improving your editing skills as you go. 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 ready for you to take part. Any questions on the scoring, rules or 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. The judges for the WikiCup this year are: Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:16, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 54[edit]


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Switch of template code to module for annotated links[edit]

Hi. I'll be switching the guts of {{annotated link}} soon (probably within the next 12 hours). After much testing I am satisfied that it's ready to roll out. I dunno if you're currently using the template for your GA thing, but {{subst:#invoke:GetShortDescription|main|only=explicit|name=Wikipedia}} appears to work just fine if you'd like a more direct path to the short desc; {{annotated link}} will be doing a lot more than's necessary if all you want is the short desc (why I separated the functionality). Let me know if you have any concerns or queries 🙂 Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 06:10, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the heads-up, and that's a whole lot of test cases! I did not use {{annotated link}} directly but I copied the code that's inside it; will make the change. Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 17:41, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem and yes. I am just about at the end of my testcase making tether here 😂 I'm currently writing the documentation for {{annotated link}} so it's ready to publish immediately after the switch. I'm knackered. Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 18:28, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2023 March newsletter[edit]

So ends the first round of the 2023 WikiCup. Everyone with a positive score moved on to Round 2, with 54 contestants qualifying. The top scorers in Round 1 were:

  • Unlimitedlead with 1205 points, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with two featured articles on historical figures and several featured article candidate reviews.
  • New York (state) Epicgenius was in second place with 789 points; a seasoned WikiCup competitor he specialises in buildings and locations in New York.
  • Germany FrB.TG was in third place with 625 points, garnered from a featured article on a filmmaker which qualified for an impressive number of bonus points.
  • United States TheJoebro64, another WikiCup newcomer, came next with 600 points gained from two featured articles on video games.
  • Byzantine Empire Iazyges was in fifth place with 532 points, from two featured articles on classical history.

The top sixteen contestants at the end of Round 1 had all scored over 300 points; these included Berkelland LunaEatsTuna, Thebiguglyalien, Sammi Brie, New England Trainsandotherthings, England Lee Vilenski, Indonesia Juxlos, Unexpectedlydian, Washington (state) SounderBruce, Wales Kosack, BennyOnTheLoose and Chicago PCN02WPS. It was a high-scoring start to the competition.

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start again from scratch. The first round finished on February 26. Remember that any content promoted after that date 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 Needed.

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 and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:36, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Books & Bytes – Issue 55[edit]


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