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WikiCup 2018 November newsletter

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is South Carolina 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. South Carolina Courcelles (submissions)
  2. Wales Kosack (submissions)
  3. Hel, Poland Kees08 (submissions)
  4. Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce (submissions)
  5. Scotland Cas Liber (submissions)
  6. Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7. Republic of Texas Iazyges (submissions)
  8. United States 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).

Protected edit request on 5 November 2018

Thithiesha (talk) 12:10, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Country that launched asteroid spacecraft

OSIRIS-REx is the third planetary science mission in (US) NASA's New Frontiers program. Recommend we identify the launching and monitoring country. Thanks. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 05:11, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

@RaqiwasSushi: You're probably looking for WP:ERRORS. Isa (talk) 03:08, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. 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 make it 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 · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Possible NPOV problem

Jan 1,2019's Law and Crime section states that "Five people are injured after a man intentionally drives a car into multiple crowds of people in the cities of Bottrop and Essen, Germany. Police say the incident appears to be a xenophobic far-right attack." What exactly does "far-right" mean? If the section is stating that right-wing politics is xenophobic, than it would not have a NPOV. - ZLEA Talk\Contribs 16:07, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I've added a comma. Both terms are in the reference. Isa (talk) 16:18, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
But is far-right NPOV? - ZLEA Talk\Contribs 16:21, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Sure, it's mentioned in several reliable sources. Isa (talk) 16:32, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

MfD discussion of old dates

I have opened an MfD discussion for the older subpages at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Current events/November 1994. Contributions to the discussion welcomed. UnitedStatesian (talk) 23:42, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

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